The Sonar Openbox theme is based on the identically named Metacity theme.


Screenshot of windows using the Sonar Openbox theme


Source Code Repository

The current development version is available from the source code repository.


2015-03-09: Sonar Openbox Theme 1

  • Add NEWS file
  • Add a README file and Makefile
  • Initial revision

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Build Instructions

The Sonar Openbox theme can either be installed via make or by copying the "Sonar" directory into the system or per-user theme directory, typically /usr/share/themes and ~/.themes, respectively.

The following tools are required to install the theme files via make:

Before installing the files check the commented macros in the Makefile for any macros you may need to override depending on the used toolchain and operating system.

By default, all files will be installed under the "/usr/local" directory, a different installation path prefix can be set via the prefix macro. In addition, a second path prefix can be specified via the DESTDIR macro which will be prepended to any path, incuding the prefix macro path prefix. In contrast to prefix, the path specified via the DESTDIR macro will only be prepended to paths during installation and not be used for constructing internal paths.

The following instructions assume that make is GNU make, on some platforms it may be installed under a different name or a non-default path. In order to install the theme files run make install.


Please send any feedback or bug reports via email to

Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of the Sonar Openbox theme with which the issue occurs as well as the version of Openbox and the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any input, output, any error messages.


The Sonar Openbox theme is derived from the Sonar Metacity theme and distributed under the same license terms as the original work (see below for the full license text):

Copyright (C) 2010 Guido Berhoerster
Copyright (C) 2009 Jakub Steiner, Aaron Bockover, Novell Inc.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.