fbrun - display run dialog window
fbrun(1) 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
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
Window width in pixels
Window height in pixels
Display name, defaults to $DISPLAY
-pos x y
Window position in pixels
Position the window under the mouse cursor
Foreground text color. The default is black
Background color. The default is white
Text font name
Disable font antialias
History file to load. The default is ~/.fluxbox/fbrun_history.
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