fbrun - display run dialog window
is basically equivalent to the “Run...” dialog in
other desktop environments. This means that it is an easy way to start a
program that isn’t contained in the menu (or needs a special set of
parameters for this particular invocation).
Pressing “Enter” will close the window and execute the command in
your present $SHELL
. Pressing “Esc” will close the window
and does not execute anything.
Another way fbrun can be useful is to be called from the menu with a preloaded
command line that you can edit and then execute. An example might be sshing to
a very long host name with lots of options of which one changes all the time.
In this case, you could add an entry for fbrun to your menu that contains all
the options and the host name. When you use said entry, you could edit the
line as necessary and execute it.
Window width in pixels
Window height in pixels
Display name, defaults to
-pos x y
Window position in pixels
Position the window under the mouse
Foreground text color. The default is
Background color. The default is
Text font name
Disable font antialias
History file to load. The default is
Show this help
fbrun -fg black -bg white -text xterm -title "run xterm"
This manpage was originally written by Bastian Kleineidam <calvin at
debian.org> for the Debian distribution of fluxbox (but may be used by
It was then converted to asciidoc format by Jim Ramsay <i.am at
jimramsay.com> for fluxbox-1.1.2