How to add a custom menu to Fluxbox to list your favorite applications.

Posted: April 26, 2014. At: 12:51 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7200

Adding a custom menu to Fluxbox is very easy, this is how.

The default ~/.fluxbox/fluxbox-menu file looks like this, it reads the /etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu file to create the root menu for Fluxbox.

[begin] (fluxbox)
 
[include] (/etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu)
[end]

But if you add a simple submenu to it like this, then you get a more useful Fluxbox menu that can be personalized with more of your favorite applications.

[begin] (fluxbox)
 
[submenu] (Favourites) {}
         [exec] (Xterm) {xterm} <>
         [exec] (Terminal) {mate-terminal} <>
         [exec] (Audacious) {audacious} <>
         [exec] (Firefox) {firefox} <>
         [exec] (Smplayer) {smplayer} <>
[end]
 
[include] (/etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu)
[end]

This way, you may add your favourite applications to the menu. I found it annoying that the Terminal and Firefox entries were not on the menu for Linux Mint 16. But this fixes this issue easily. Just add this to your ~/.fluxbox/fluxbox-menu file and restart Fluxbox.

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