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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:30 am    Post subject: Alterintive window managers Reply with quote

ok I have done the whole kde and gnome thing and now I want to try wome thing different some thing... geeeky :P
but also some thing that can be made good any sugestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use the old "startx" and "windowmaker". light and fast.
you could also try xfce... fluxbox..
my make.conf

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USE=" ... ..  -qt -kde -gnome"


i am quite happy...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnome and kde aren't even window managers, they are desktop environments...
take a look at x11-wm will you ..
I like ion for console stuff , maybe you'll like e17 or maybe you're more of a xfce guy who knows , ...
oooh maybe you'll know , .. after you have checked out x11-wm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eniac wrote:
gnome and kde aren't even window managers, they are desktop environments...
take a look at x11-wm will you ..
I like ion for console stuff , maybe you'll like e17 or maybe you're more of a xfce guy who knows , ...
oooh maybe you'll know , .. after you have checked out x11-wm


so, to keep the things correct, i should say that xfce is also a DE...
from www.xfce.org
Code:

What is Xfce 4.2 ?
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

it means, that if you want a de, choose between, gnome, kde , xfce, etc...
window managers possibilities are enlightenment, windowmaker, fluxbox, and so on. take a look at x11-wm as suggested...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite wm is openbox. I found that the most configurable and smartest wm of all currently available (coming from a sawmill/sawfishbackground ;), but openbox is much easier to config). I use it with GNOME replacing the (sorry Havoc) completely braindead metacity (though I agree that it might be a better choice for a default wm).

emerge -u openbox, see docs at openbox.org.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use xfwm4 with gnome .. metacity is getting replaced ...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think ratpoison is a pretty good window manager, unless you intend working with gimp or such... :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

furiorc wrote:
I think ratpoison is a pretty good window manager, unless you intend working with gimp or such... :)

Then ion is a much better choice since it's basicly the same as ratpoison + it has `normal' wm capabilities
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Wmi a lot, but like ratpoison and ion not to good for working with something like the gimp. It's perfect for terminals/acrobat reader kinda stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<shameless pimping>Fvwm</shameless pimping>
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eniac wrote:
furiorc wrote:
I think ratpoison is a pretty good window manager, unless you intend working with gimp or such... :)

Then ion is a much better choice since it's basicly the same as ratpoison + it has `normal' wm capabilities


Sometimes, I don't want nor need the "normal" wm capabilities, and that's when I use ratpoison (othervise, I tend to use openbox) :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Alterintive window managers Reply with quote

gaminggeek wrote:
ok I have done the whole kde and gnome thing and now I want to try wome thing different some thing... geeeky :P
but also some thing that can be made good any sugestions?

If you want something geeky, FVWM is the answer. But be careful, for it may be too geeky for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can I get some screen shots too cause I would like to know if I am make this WM's look cool
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaminggeek wrote:
can I get some screen shots too cause I would like to know if I am make this WM's look cool

I don't know if they are cool, but here are some FVWM screenshots that I like:
http://www.clan-hash.com/~guli/fvwm/OSX-Milky/Fvwm-OSX_Milky-02.jpg
http://chwombat.net/random/screenshots/11-01-2004_2.png
http://pemarchandet.free.fr/Capture.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enlightenment looks prity slick and I am in there now but all my gtk apps looks sooo damm ugly :/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite Window Manager?

Yes, the poll may be ancient, but the discussion is still going. :wink:

Moved from Desktop Environments.
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