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Blackbox on Debian.png
Screenshot of Blackbox
Developer(s) Bradley T. Hughes[1]
Stable release 0.70.1 [2] / November 3, 2005[3]
Platform Unix-like
Type X window manager
License MIT[4]

In Unix computing, Blackbox is a stacking window manager for the X Window System.

Blackbox has specific design goals, and some functionality is provided only through other applications. One example is the bbkeys hotkey application.

Blackbox is written in C++[4][5] and contains completely original code.[6]. It was created by Bradley T. Hughes[1] and is available under the MIT License. Blackbox has compliance with the Extended Window Manager Hints specification.[7]



Features of the blackbox window manager include:

  • A stacking window manager
  • Written in C++
  • Freely available under the MIT licence
  • Compliance with the Extended Window Manager Hints Specification

Related projects

There are a number of window managers based on Blackbox[8]:

Windows shell replacements

Although they do not share the same codebase, these projects are also inspired by Blackbox.[9]

  • BB4Win (the first and most prominent clone/port of Blackbox on Windows)
  • bbLean (a branch of BB4Win, currently the most actively developed)
  • xoblite

See also


External links

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