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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: A question about window managers Reply with quote

I am currently looking for a gnome replacement,
I need the taskbar item rearrangement feature more than anything else, I have tried several and I have not found any that support that option by default except for gnome, Can someone please tell me which window managers have that option by default and if it is possible to implement it in different window managers that do not support that by default(say xfce or lxde)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I remember fluxbox was pretty customizable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: A question about window managers Reply with quote

blakdeath wrote:
I am currently looking for a gnome replacement,
I need the taskbar item rearrangement feature more than anything else


sorry it's beeing a while that I don't use a DE, but what exactly does that do?

If I am not mistaken the part where it shows programs opened (accordig to taskbar shell extension in gnome page). That paradigm might be different to achieve in a WM.

I fail to see how taskbar item re-arrangement has any practical uses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think what the OP means is the possibility to rearrange the representation of the windows in the taskbar.
In XFCE, when I open a programme, there appears an entry in the taskbar and if for some reason I minimize the window or put another one on top of it, I can get back to the window of that app by pressing the corresponding entry in the taskbar. Every other programme I start will also get an entry, and they're arranged in the order in which I started the programmes/ opened windows.
If you do anything that involves frequent switching between windows, it is nice to have them in the order you like. In Gnome you can just drag and drop the taskbar entries from one place to the other.

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You can run the Gnome panel in another DE. For example, if you prefer XFCE over Gnome, you can replace the XFCE panel with the gnome one.
You could also use Mate in Gnome's stead. It's a fork of Gnome 2.3x, made by people who were unsatisfied with Gnome 3/ preferred the Gnome 2.3x approach.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Fluxbox as my WM and tint2 for the taskbar. Tint2 allows you to move windows that are open to the order you like.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@clad in the sky thanks alot that was EXACTLY what I needed
thanks everyone for your help
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