ArchBox is elegantly looking ready to use desktop on LiveCD (with ability to install on HDD) based on Arch Linux featured with Openbox and lots of preinstalled programs.

ArchBox was inspired by ArchBang and with big love to Arch Linux.

ArchBox means Arch Linux + Openbox and at the same time Arch Linux out of the box


  • Configured Openbox Window Manager
  • tint2 taskbar panel with tray
  • Plank launcher
  • Two browsers for your choice: Mozilla Firefox (default) and Chromium
  • LibreOffice (fresh version)
  • Set of original backgrounds included
  • Pure Arch Linux system after installing
  • Experimental: screenshot tool deepin-screenshot (prevoiusly shutter - was moved from official repos to aur due to its dependencies)

List of installed essential applications (alphabetically):

Package name Description
agave Colorscheme designer tool
aria2 Download command-line utility
brasero A disc burning application for Gnome
chromium Web browser
clipit Clipboard manager
compton composite manager
conky Lightweight system monitor for X
deadbeef Audio player
deepin-screenshot Screenshot tool
doublecmd-gtk2 Twin-panel file manager
evince Document viewer
firefox Web browser
freerdp Free RDP client
galculator GTK+ based scientific calculator
geany Fast and lightweight IDE
gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program
gmrun A simple program which provides a run program window
gnome-font-viewer A font viewer utility
gparted A Partition Magic clone, frontend to GNU Parted
gpick Advanced color picker
gsimplecal Simple and lightweight GTK calendar
gthumb Image browser and viewer
htop Interactive process viewer
i3lock Screenlocker
libreoffice-fresh LibreOffice
meld Visual diff and merge tool
nitrogen Background browser and setter
obkey Openbox Key Editor
obmenu-generator A fast pipe/static menu generator for the Openbox Window Manager (with icons support)
pamac-aur A GTK3 package manager from Manjaro guys
pcmanfm File manager
plank Elegant, simple, clean dock
remmina Remote desktop client
sakura Terminal emulator
simple-scan Simple scanning utility
slim Desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11
tint2 Basic, good-looking task manager
vlc A multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, and DivX player
volumeicon Volume control for your system tray
xarchiver GTK+ frontend to various command line archivers
xxkb Keyboard layout switcher/indicator
yaourt A pacman wrapper (command-line) with extended features and AUR support