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Four great pipe menus for Openbox

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Sooner or later, many of the people who decide to try life on Linux without Gnome or KDE find out that they are missing something that is not eye candy. Sure, they gain free screen space and, very likely, their computer runs faster than before. The problem is that some of that speed goes out of the (desktop) window when you end up doing manually something that happened more or less automatically in Gnome or KDE, if you installed and configured some plugin. Normally, that "something" is information from, or interaction with, some other local program or online service. How do you maintain that level of integration without slowing down your computer, filling the screen with panels and icons, or running some script manually in a terminal?

"My favourite solution for this type of problem is to run some descendant of the Blackbox window manager like Fluxbox or Openbox, properly equipped with a tool that is, in my opinion, really cool and made on purpose to answer the question above: pipe menus.

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