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What is your favorite window manager?
KDE 3.0
16%
 16%  [ 267 ]
KDE 2.2.2
0%
 0%  [ 3 ]
Enlightenment
10%
 10%  [ 162 ]
Fluxbox
26%
 26%  [ 421 ]
Blackbox
1%
 1%  [ 30 ]
WindowMaker
3%
 3%  [ 55 ]
Sawfish
1%
 1%  [ 23 ]
IceWM
1%
 1%  [ 22 ]
Gnome
14%
 14%  [ 241 ]
Other
23%
 23%  [ 385 ]
Total Votes : 1609

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 12:34 am    Post subject: Favorite Window Manager? Reply with quote

This is just one of those pointless non-technical opinion polls. :) The question: "What is your favorite window manager?"

I know KDE and Gnome are Desktop Environments, but hey, some people just know they are using KDE.

I bet KDE will win, I'm not a fan of KDE though, I like Enlightenment for my workstation, and if I'm sticking to the basics, Fluxbox hits the spot perfect. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: Favorite Window Manager? Reply with quote

Nitro wrote:
This is just one of those pointless non-technical opinion polls.


Ah...you mean a flame war. :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm using Sawfish under Gnome, but I'm still searching.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 3:21 am    Post subject: Windowmaker rocks... Reply with quote

Fast, light and minimal eye candy. 'Nuff said.

If someone could do an ebuild of wdm, I'd almost be set for life (hint, hint).

BTW - Is there a forum to request new packages? nethack-x11 (or gnome/qt) would be sweet...
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using blackbox, I took a look at fluxbox briefly but the tabs got on my nerves (only app I could think of where I'd want them is GIMP) so I switched back to blackbox. Maybe I'll try out fluxbox again in the future if they add some more features, it seems to be worked on quite a bit more than bb is.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fluxbox - Lean and Mean
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 7:39 am    Post subject: win manager Reply with quote

I tried everything but i'm still searching.
I like Kde3 but it eats a lot of memory
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing beats Fluxbox! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 1:36 pm    Post subject: kde Reply with quote

kde beats :-)
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I concur with those fluxbox fans, nothing beats it when you add in all the factors like features, speed, mem usage, and ease of use. Plus, I like having my screen uncluttered with icons. And when fluxbox gets AA, ill be in hog heaven.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to dice : you can disable tabs globally (with the root menu) and enable them for gimp for example (with the window menu).
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used KDE long ago, gnome a while ago, but now I've settled with Blackbox. Been running it for some months now, and I doubt I'll ever change. Well, maybe to Fluxbox, but that's only because it resembles Blackbox so much :)
And on this occassion, could anyone maybe tell me what is so different about Fluxbox? Speeds? Features?
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like xfce. It its small & fast as can be on a OC166 gonin 200 and it supports gnome & kde
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently abandoned KDE 3.0 due to the fact that it consumes too much memory/processor time. I 've tried Blackbox, Gnome , Fluxbox, IceWm, WindowMaker and XFce. My vote goes to XFce for speed and ease of configuration. My second choice would be Fluxbox, but configuration is a hassle at the present stage. If Window Managers would be comparable to mechwarrior 4 mechs, KDE would be Daishi (Powerful but lumbering), Fluxbox a Shadowcat(Small, light and very nimble) and XFce a BlackKnight(Fast, Powerful and very reliable):) .
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used KDE to help me from my transition from windows to linux. Now that I know I can live without desktop icons, fluxbox is my favorite. For some reason I couldn't get it to work nicely until I switched from kdm to .xinitrc. But they all are a nicer alternative to windows. :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torn between Flux and E... It's gotta be E though, the tabs on Flux are annoying and changing backgrounds is a pain in the ass.

Both of them are sweet, Flux is mighty fast for it's flaws.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black_Xmas wrote:
Torn between Flux and E... It's gotta be E though, the tabs on Flux are annoying and changing backgrounds is a pain in the ass.

Both of them are sweet, Flux is mighty fast for it's flaws.


You can turn off tabs if you don't like them. And yes, it can be a bit annoying changing the background.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c_kuzmanic wrote:
If Window Managers would be comparable to mechwarrior 4 mechs, KDE would be Daishi (Powerful but lumbering), Fluxbox a Shadowcat(Small, light and very nimble) and XFce a BlackKnight(Fast, Powerful and very reliable):) .


Hehe... I like the mechwarrior allusion.

Anti wrote:
And on this occassion, could anyone maybe tell me what is so different about Fluxbox? Speeds? Features?


Fluxbox is Blackbox with some extras thrown in. As a matter of fact, it is based off the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. For more information about the differences checkout the website and read "What is FluxBox" and "Features" sections.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more for fluxbox, just a tip for those using flux you can add this or similar to your menu file for a simple way of adding apps if you haven't already :)
Code:

[submenu] (Settings)                                                           
        [exec] (Edit Menu) {xterm -title [EditMenu] -e nano -f ~/.fluxbox/menu}
[end]

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope I'm not straying off topic here, but does anybody know if Fluxbox supports a "run" command, such as in Xfce by pressing "ALT+F12" ?

Also, I'm looking for a good desktop pager programm for fluxbox, I tried bbpager but that doesn't really do the trick for me, are there any others, maybe one that works under gkrellm?
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for fluxbox. I like KDE alot but its too dam FAT! Mem usage in KDE is about 20-30% more than in fluxbox, nuf said.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

c_kuzmanic wrote:
I hope I'm not straying off topic here, but does anybody know if Fluxbox supports a "run" command, such as in Xfce by pressing "ALT+F12" ?

Also, I'm looking for a good desktop pager programm for fluxbox, I tried bbpager but that doesn't really do the trick for me, are there any others, maybe one that works under gkrellm?

Yep:
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emerge bbrun

What is it that you don't like about bbpager ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok , lets say I have five workspaces. Bbpager shows all those workspaces and the windows on it which is great. However, when I click on a workspace, it doesn't change views and does not switch focus to that particular workspace. I guess I'm looking for something similar to the KDE pager, where you click on a workspace and the view focusses on that workspace...

Am I missing something here?

And by the way, the more I work with Fluxbox, the better I like it. By now I'm beginning to think it has a serious edge over KDE/Gnome/ Xfce. Fluxbox and X never consume more than 16MB of ram on my ATHLON XP 2000+, 1.5 GB DDR RAM machine. Since I do a lot of compiling, I've noticed a dramatic speed increase using Fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep your missing something, middle click the desktop you want to go to on bbpager :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Autobot - Thanks for your fast responses, I really appreciate your help.

As far as bbpager is concerned : Big "Duuh" on my side, how embarrassing for me, lol.:)
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