The KBFX Configurator Handbook

The KBFX Configurator Handbook

Siraj Razick


Mensur Nookie Zahirovic

Nathanael Gogniat

Revision (2007-05-16)

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KBFX is an alternative to the classical K-Menu button and it's menu.

It improves the user experience by enabling the user to set a bigger (and thus more visible) start button and by finally replacing the Win95-like K-Menu. But if you still want the old menu, because you're used to it, it is still available as an option in KBFX. We recommend, however, that you give the Spinx bar a try.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
KBFX features
KBFX History
KBFX Development
KBFX Concepts
Hierarchical (Traditional) menu structure
Flat indexed menu structure
2. Using KBFX
Starting KBFX
Using the Spinx Menu
How to configure KBFX
Choose the KBFX Theme
Skin the KBFX Button
Set the Fonts of the KBFX Theme
Set the Layout of the KBFX Theme
Set the KBFX Plugins
Set the Tooltip of the KBFX Button
Set the Style of the KBFX Menu
3. Questions and Answers
4. Authors, Credits and License
A. Installation
How to obtain KBFX
Compilation and Installation
Using checkinstall
RPM Building Instructions (Mandriva, Fedora, Suse)
Gentoo users
SVN version
B. How To
How to create themes for KBFX
Images in KBFX
"kbfxfontrc" and "kbfxlayoutrc" files
"version-2" file
How to create a ".kbfxtheme" file
How to help us out for KBFX
C. Useful links

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