Check out my Creating the Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Linux on Linux.com:
“Fluxbox is a fast, lightweight, very customizable window manager for X. Fluxbox is a great choice for Linux users who favor speed and efficiency, and setting up their working environment just the way they like. Today we’ll look at some super-saver speed tricks such as grouping applications with tabs, tear-off menus, sticky buttons, the infamous slit, and more.
“I have this weird idea about computers. I think that we should control them, and that they should serve a higher purpose than being high-tech TVs feeding us a steady stream of drivel. We don’t even get good drivel anymore — it’s drivel lite. That is why I like Linux, and all of its power and flexibility. It does what I want it to do. And that is why I like that there are dozens of great window managers and desktop environments for Linux, such as XFCE, LXDE, Ratpoison, IceWM, FVWM, and Enlightenment. XFCE and Fluxbox are my daily workhorses.
“When you run Fluxbox for the first time there isn’t much to see, just a blank desktop and a bottom toolbar that displays a workspace switcher, a clock, an iconbar, and a system tray (systray)…”