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Supermule
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:40 pm    Post subject: What is this gadget? Reply with quote

Hi,

Take a look here:
http://icculus.org/openbox/shots/full/shit1k.jpg

At the top of this screen there seem to be a menu that displays running apps? What is that? Any ideas?

And at the bottom...theres a fancy launcher...what is that?

Thx,
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kamikaz3
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are standard features of gnome2 I presume
but gnome is running openbox as windowmanager
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamikaz3 wrote:
these are standard features of gnome2 I presume
but gnome is running openbox as windowmanager


I am confused...(although Ive head about this)...
Isnt Gnome a window-manager?

Is this "running" Gnome with the speed of Openbox? Or how does this work?

IF the above is right :) , How can I run KDE with the speed of Fluxbox for example?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Gnome is a desktop, and Gnome has a Window Manager, (At the moment the default one is metacity) If you want you can switch from Metacity to Flushbox.

Gnome and KDE are basically a collection of apps for your desktop (Ie: The Panels, The Window Manager, The Desktop Drawing tool, etc etc)

A window manager is just something that gives a program its title bar and buttons on the title bar.

A lot of people run WM alone, like blackbox, fluxbox, etc... I don't like doing that though.
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