The 17 Best Themes for your Openbox

Apart from being minimalist and lightweight, Openbox is also surprisingly customizable and flexible.

The 17 Best Themes for your Openbox

In addition to being minimalist and lightweight, Openbox is also surprisingly customizable and flexible. A user can easily change various settings related to theme, appearance, window placement, snapping and more.

For those who want to escape the “weight” of a Desktop Environment, however, having a simple environment with facilities to close, expand and minimize windows is not there is still nothing better than Openbox.

In this article, we will know 17 themes carefully selected by me from this excellent windows manager .

01. Afterpiece

This is perhaps the simplest on this list, ideal for those who like minimalism, but with the dark side of strength!


02. Arc Darkest

This is used by many not only in Openbox, but in other window managers and desktop environments.

Arc Darkest

03. Blocks

A modern light style theme with light but varied colors.


04. Box-Dark

This is the extreme of minimalism.


05. Clair-Crimson

Another modern and with different window controls.


06. Cosmic-Travel

For those who like a retro style, but well remixed.

Cosmic Travel

07. Dracula

One of the most loved!


08. Dracula-withoutBorder

Same as above, but without borders.

Dracula withoutBorder

09. Joy

It can design controls differently on your system, it’s cool!


10. Lovely

Blend of Light + Modern + Adorable!


11. Nord-Openbox-theme

The version of the famous Nord for Openbox.


12. orwT

This one we installed in the Arch Linux with Openbox video, in case you want to watch the video: click here


13. Pelangi

A colored gradient and no window controls.


14. Prismatic-Night

This one is for those who like extravagance . Prismatic

15. Raven-Crimson

Similar to Clair , but in dark style!


16. Surreal_Gentoo

This is from Gentoo, oddly enough, among so many cool ones, this is what I use the most =) .


17. Yaru

Yaru version, default from GNOME on Ubuntu


How to install themes?

I’ve separated them all into a single repository to make it easier, so you can do it like this:

In the repository there is only Cosmic-Travel

mkdir -p ~/.themes
git clone
cd openbox-themes
mv * ~/.themes

And to change the theme there are two ways. The first is how do I edit the file: ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml

and Below the <theme> tag between the <name> tags inform the name of the theme according to its folder name, example:

Use the same name as there is in this article in the title of each one, respecting the dashes(-) and the underlines(_), without spaces.

<!-- ... -->

And then reread the Openbox settings:

openbox --reconfigure

The other one is even simpler, just install LX Appearance and use it is a graphical and intuitive program.

Below are the links from where I selected the themes:

Send a there on GitHub! 😃

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