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Mabox Linux 21.11 Herbolth – Beta release

Mabox Linux 21.11 codename Herbolth is just around the corner (currently beta).
If you like to test it and help make it best Mabox release so for, please download it from
Let’s see what’s new in Herbolth…

Currently beta release only for testing !
If you like to test it, download ISO image from:
If you have some free time, please try it (probably in VirtualBox) and report any bugs, suggestions on forum.
This is beta release, not intended for long term usage – do not use it as main system.
More work is needed to polish all the new features.
Final release expected in week or two.

This post is a draft and will be updated.

More powerfull panels

Multiple actions are binded to panel buttons. Hover over button to see tooltip. Most of buttons now have right click action binded to handy options.
For example:
File Manager icon right click let you quickly browse important directories (configurable) and install/run some file related utilities.
Web Browser icon right click let you quickly install/run alternative web browsers and configure default.

Even better control with keyboard

1. Quick tiling – use ctrl+alt+keypad 1...9. Image below shows it all 🙂

2. Windows are dynamically binded to keyboard shortcuts, so it is possible to reach any window with one or a few keystrokes.
Keybinds are presented on the window titlebar. Use super + letter to switch


New themes: Gruvbox, Nordic, Dracula

Try new themes… Menu -> Mabox Config -> Theme Manager…
I am trying to make these themes eyes friendly.
Top panel provided by those meta-themes does not have a launcher by default, which is separated and available on right screen edge (autohide).

Generate colored themes from wallpaper

Set theme to Colorize-Mabox in Menu -> Mabox Config -> Theme Manager…

Then run wpgtk from Menu -> Accesories


A menu to quickly pick, paste and organize colors (palettes)
Keybind: super+c

Other changes

Some other small changes:

  • Left click on desktop runs ToggleShowDesktop action
  • super + . shows Places menu

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