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obmenu-generator is a simple, lightweight, easily configurable Perl script that generates a full Openbox XML-menu based upon the information present in *.desktop application files (related to fbmenugen and menutray).

It has full support for icons (respecting the current icon theme) and can generate either a static or a dynamic menu.

The parsing of the *.desktop files is provided by the Linux::DesktopFiles module.

In a dynamic menu, the entries are updated automatically when a new application is installed or when the current icon theme is changed by the user.

Starting with version 0.61, obmenu-generator introduced a new smart-cache system which will store all the required data from the *.destkop files in a new cache.db file, which is also updated automatically when a new application is (re)installed or when the or are changed. With the new cache-system in place, a full menu with icons is generated in ~8ms (compared to ~60ms before).

In version 0.80, we introduced ye…


fbmenugen is a simple menu generator for the Fluxbox WM (related to menutray and obmenu-generator).

It generates a valid Fluxbox menu file with the applications from the /usr/share/applications directory, ordered on categories. It also provides a configuration file that allows the user to customize the menu.

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Menutray is a simple menu generator (related to obmenu-generator and fbmenugen).

It generates a Perl script containing all the applications from the /usr/share/applications directory, ordered on categories. It also provides a schema file for customization.

Starting with version 0.42, menutray supports Gtk3 with the --gtk3 option.

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