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What's your favorite Window Manager?
Openbox
7%
 7%  [ 52 ]
Fluxbox
31%
 31%  [ 214 ]
Kahakai (Waimea)
7%
 7%  [ 49 ]
XFce (xfwm)
18%
 18%  [ 125 ]
fvwm
9%
 9%  [ 67 ]
Enlightenment
12%
 12%  [ 85 ]
Windowmaker
5%
 5%  [ 35 ]
pekwm
2%
 2%  [ 20 ]
Sawfish
1%
 1%  [ 8 ]
other *box
2%
 2%  [ 18 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 6:34 am    Post subject: The Other Window Managers Reply with quote

mukwuknuk wrote:
This forum really needs a poll of what window managers folks use *EXCLUDING* Gnome and KDE. Nothing against G & K, but a poll including them would be a 2-horse race, so I'm just curious which one would win among the alternatives. For example, I saw a person post that many Gentoo-types like XFce, but I see slightly more mentions of Fluxbox (excluding G & K).


Yes, it's out of pure curiousity on my part. Whether you use them regularly or as a lightweight alternative to the Big Two when you don't feel like dealing with them. Simply, you cannot vote for Gnome(Metacity,Nautilus) or KDE(kwin,Konqueror) ... enjoy and Happy (early) New Years!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use KDE. I used it for the following reasons:
I was familiar with it, I like kwrite a lot, I like Kmail a lot and it had features I wanted (like different backgrounds for different virtual desktops).
I recently discovered XFCE4. I have no dropped KDE for the following reasons.
I know more about linux now and don't need all that stuff kde has, xfce4 is lighter and faster, I can make it do everything I want and it doesn't have anything I don't want, and I can use other apps like nedit and Thunderbird instead of kwrite and kmail.

Not to mention XFCE4 is really slick and polished. They've basically managed to make a lite window manager that has all the stuff you need from the heavy one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No IceWM?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pekwm-cvs here. cvs because of xft support mainly.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? You didn't include ion in the poll options? For shame! :wink:

Yeah, I'm one of the three people in the world that use ion. It's about as bare as you can get for a wm, but it's what I like. I get to take full advantage of all my screen real estate. And the tabs are nice, too, as that was a feature I really liked when I had tried Fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbeagle wrote:
What? You didn't include ion in the poll options? For shame! :wink:

Yeah, I'm one of the three people in the world that use ion. It's about as bare as you can get for a wm, but it's what I like. I get to take full advantage of all my screen real estate. And the tabs are nice, too, as that was a feature I really liked when I had tried Fluxbox.


ion rawks :P
use it on a AMD K5-100 w/ 24 Megs of RAM :D
i want 4 ssh terminals on 1 screen so i just need X, what i don't need tho is a WM/DE that needs 128 Megs of memory... the HDD is 425 Megs ffs :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to alternate between kahakai and fluxbox, I'm having great difiiculty choosing one over the other for any period of time as they both seem to fit my needs perfectly. But for the moment, I'm going to stick with kahakai, however next time I check out the fluxmod site and see something really sweet who knows :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enlightenment forevermore!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pekwm-0.1.3

it works.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first started using Linux, I liked Enlightenment because it was nothing at all like windows. Then I switched to Gnome until I discovered XFCE and I haven't thought about switching since :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NME wrote:
rbeagle wrote:
What? You didn't include ion in the poll options? For shame! :wink:

Yeah, I'm one of the three people in the world that use ion. It's about as bare as you can get for a wm, but it's what I like. I get to take full advantage of all my screen real estate. And the tabs are nice, too, as that was a feature I really liked when I had tried Fluxbox.


ion rawks :P
use it on a AMD K5-100 w/ 24 Megs of RAM :D
i want 4 ssh terminals on 1 screen so i just need X, what i don't need tho is a WM/DE that needs 128 Megs of memory... the HDD is 425 Megs ffs :D


You may not even need X. GNU Screen can split terminal windows horizontally, so you can have 4 windows on the same console at the same time.

http://www.guckes.net/screen/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Fluxbox on my PII333x192MB laptop. I miss the consistent look 'n feel and behavior that I can get in KDE. Maybe I'll have to take a look at XFCE.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Enlightenmnet until I discovered fvwm, maybe E17 will make me switch back when it's released. Entrance already looks very, very promising imho...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run Fluxbox on main PC's at work and home. It didn't take much, but, I've customized it to a point I don't even notice it anymore. Fast, clean, and simple... productivity only.

But my laptop is a test bed for other wm's. It originally had KDE but I removed that (I think I got all of it off.. <grin>) and ran Fluxbox for a while. Then I started 'changing clothes': Kahakai, then XFce4, and now OpenBox3. I'm not really finished playing around, that is part of the fun. There are a few more I want to try.

I try to remember to be open minded, but, I'm finding that it is hard to 'think outside the *box'
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Openbox3

I went from Kde to blackbox, and now Openbox3. Really stable and smooth.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use AfterStep since 4 or more years, and after having tried many WM, I always came back to AS, for the following reasons:
- lightweight
- extensive but easy configuration
- virtual desktops
- nice pager (no need to click, just move to the screen's edge)
- has its own scripting language to make small applications, using X widget (although I now wish this could use GTK+2)
- bind actions or menus or user made functions to mouse's buttons or keys
- and others I forgot about.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've tried a few WMs (Sawfish, Fluxbox, PekWM, Kahakai) but I've always ended up being forced back to Metacity.

It's not that I particularly like it - it'd be a lot better with tabbed/merged windows, screen-edge workspace switching, and configurable menus, in particular.

But it's clean, fast, lightweight, has good EWMH support, handles the Gnome panel and Nautilus icon desktop correctly, and it uses GTK 2 for its widgets and menus.

Plus, it has the best themes website (art.gnome.org) I've ever found - themes.freshmeat.net is next to unusable; when I'm choosing a WM theme I want to see the decorations and menus, not a 20:1 scaled screenshot of the author's desktop :evil:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enlightenment under GNOME was the best I ever had. Now I am with Sawfish, waiting E17. By the way, from customization prospective, Sawfish is very intersting too - you can program your own logic of a window behavior.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fluxbox -- everything you need

but, nice thread, though. haven't heard of ion before, and i think i'll give it a shot...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fluxbox, with XFCE4 being a close second. I use both for different purposes. Fluxbox mostly when I'm coding, XFCE4 for web browsing / media playing.

I've used Blackbox for years at school (while my system at home still ran Windows) and when I finally got around to getting Linux running I wanted to try something different from Blackbox, but not too different. I've grown attached to Fluxbox since then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: Well... Reply with quote

GNOME is still my favourite, but if I have to use anything else, it's always XFce. It's a great desktop, fairly light for even my relatively dated system, yet aestethically pleasing and very usable. Sorta like a light version of GNOME :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XFCE4. It's minimalist like the *boxes, but it's panelled, instead of those shifty RMB menus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use gollum before... Minimalistic but does have some nice feature. A little complicated to setup in the first place but heck, if you can even get the time to configure fvwm then any other window manager is just child play :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:24 am    Post subject: Kahakai Reply with quote

Is what I'm running.
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