Obmenu Generator

Openbox Desktop Menu

A fast pipe/static menu generator for the Openbox Window Manager, with support for icons.

Obmenu-Generator can be installed from the AUR using “baph” or “yay”


usage: obmenu-generator [options]

-p : generate a dynamic menu (pipe)
-s : generate a static menu
-i : include icons
-m <id> : menu id (default: ‘root-menu’)
-t <label> : menu label text (default: ‘Applications’)

-S <file> : path to the schema.pl file
-C <file> : path to the config.pl file
-o <file> : path to the menu.xml file
-u : update the config file
-r : regenerate the config file
-d : regenerate icons.db
-c : reconfigure openbox automatically
-R : reconfigure openbox and exit
-h : print this message and exit
-v : print version and exit

obmenu-generator -p -i # dynamic menu with icons
obmenu-generator -s -c # static menu without icons

Configuration File Locations:

  • Schema file:


  • Config file: