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#26 2006-07-13 20:33:46

Titus
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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

fluxbox, because i can see all the codes bacside of the visual window, for example i can mount a cdrom instead automaticly and this makes me very excited, and than i feel i am using Linux.


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#27 2006-07-13 20:54:34

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Openbox. I like the themes, functionality and logic behind the feautres and configuration.

I could have swore there was another 'favorite DE/WM' thread out there somewhere but I can't find it.
Kris: If you would like me to make this into a poll give me the word and what you want your selections will be.

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#28 2006-07-13 21:06:33

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Xfce, the beta one. I luff it. ^_^

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#29 2006-07-13 21:11:59

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Ratpoison. I tried wmii, but it was more complex than what I need. Plus it wastes more screen space than Ratpoison.

I also use Windowlab when I need to use a program that doesn't play nice with Ratpoison (like the Gimp).

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#30 2006-07-13 21:59:04

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

pekwm. its lightweight and it doesnt get in my way.

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#31 2006-07-14 02:47:19

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Openbox is my favorite


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#32 2006-07-14 02:48:40

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

stonecrest wrote:

fvwm, because it does everything i possibly want. and it's light and fast.

I concur.  I've got my fvwm almost perfect now thanks to stonecrest's help.   big_smile

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#33 2006-07-14 02:50:12

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

e17. fast, light weight and doesnt look like crap.

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#34 2006-07-14 03:00:19

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

xfce4-svn is what I use.

I like e17 too although I had trouble with placing icons in the ibar. I didn't spend too much time trying to figure it out because I liked xfce4 just as well.

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#35 2006-07-14 05:11:25

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Ion3! Used to prefer Ratpoison, but it freaks out when firefox opens a dialog box or something. Fast, fast and keyboard oriented.


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#36 2006-07-14 07:19:26

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

nicholai wrote:

Ion3! Used to prefer Ratpoison, but it freaks out when firefox opens a dialog box or something. Fast, fast and keyboard oriented.

No it doesn't. Not anymore anyway; it may have in the past, although I don't remember it doing so. I have seen it freak out on other programs, but never Firefox.

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#37 2006-07-14 08:44:01

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

It seems a lot of people like lightweight desktops, especially *box.

I decided to try Openbox after reading the enthusiastic posts, and I think it may become preferable to fluxbox. However, there is no panel by default with Openbox.

At the risk of digressing from the topic a little: what is the most commonly used panel for these trayless window managers? I like to have email, messenger etc lurking in the corner of my screen.

Suggestions? I've tried PyPanel, and it seems pretty nice, not sure about its stability though.

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#38 2006-07-14 08:48:29

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

pypanel is my fav, never seen it crash.

Other popular ones are fbpanel, fspanel, and perlpanel.

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#39 2006-07-14 10:32:21

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

I switched to Openbox some days ago, and it seems really great!

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#40 2006-07-14 10:56:18

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

xfce4.4 is really nice, but fvwm is great too :>
i'm using xfce atm.

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#41 2006-07-14 11:06:35

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

pauldonnelly wrote:
nicholai wrote:

Ion3! Used to prefer Ratpoison, but it freaks out when firefox opens a dialog box or something. Fast, fast and keyboard oriented.

No it doesn't. Not anymore anyway; it may have in the past, although I don't remember it doing so. I have seen it freak out on other programs, but never Firefox.

My bad then. I haven't used Ratpoison in a while. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Ratpoison, but Ion3 handles dialogs and pop-up the way I like it and the status bar is sweet.

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#42 2006-07-14 11:06:54

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

tmadhavan wrote:

It seems a lot of people like lightweight desktops, especially *box.

I decided to try Openbox after reading the enthusiastic posts, and I think it may become preferable to fluxbox. However, there is no panel by default with Openbox.

At the risk of digressing from the topic a little: what is the most commonly used panel for these trayless window managers? I like to have email, messenger etc lurking in the corner of my screen.

Suggestions? I've tried PyPanel, and it seems pretty nice, not sure about its stability though.

I use fbpanel for the pager, the notification area, and to set the partial-struts WM hint so I have an area at the top of my screen that windows don't maximize over (for opening the menu and for conky). I use an old version (4.1) because the new version is buggy for me (the pager gets all screwed up). Apparently, though, I am the only one that has problems with it.  :shock:

I use Openbox as my WM. I have used this setup for about 3-4 years now. I have also tried blackbox, fluxbox, wmii-2/3, ion, sawfish, and fvwm. They all had their strong points except for fluxbox; I can't stand using it for some reason.

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#43 2006-07-14 11:15:22

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

nicholai wrote:
pauldonnelly wrote:
nicholai wrote:

Ion3! Used to prefer Ratpoison, but it freaks out when firefox opens a dialog box or something. Fast, fast and keyboard oriented.

No it doesn't. Not anymore anyway; it may have in the past, although I don't remember it doing so. I have seen it freak out on other programs, but never Firefox.

My bad then. I haven't used Ratpoison in a while. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Ratpoison, but Ion3 handles dialogs and pop-up the way I like it and the status bar is sweet.

Cheers,

I am falling in love with ratpoison, and no issue woth firefox. However, issues with gimp ad gmplayer. However, I find very handy to define a specific keyoard shortcut to use a tmpwm for these cases (also because I usually use mplayer from the command line and use gimp not more than a time each month). It seems also very logic to use a tiling WM for suitable apps and a different temporary one with incompatible apps.
So I left pekwm and I use ratpoison for 99% of my time and fluxbox for specific situation (through tmpwm in ratpoison)


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#44 2006-07-14 12:18:48

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Penguin wrote:

Kris: If you would like me to make this into a poll give me the word and what you want your selections will be.

That could be nice, thanks smile


I've been excited on OpenBox, because peoble talk so friendly about it, but i think I have damaged my Arch-installation... Maybe i must make a reinstallation first smile
(I been excited for Arch 0.8, it would be great ) big_smile


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#45 2006-07-14 13:15:50

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

patroclo7 wrote:
nicholai wrote:
pauldonnelly wrote:
nicholai wrote:

Ion3! Used to prefer Ratpoison, but it freaks out when firefox opens a dialog box or something. Fast, fast and keyboard oriented.

No it doesn't. Not anymore anyway; it may have in the past, although I don't remember it doing so. I have seen it freak out on other programs, but never Firefox.

My bad then. I haven't used Ratpoison in a while. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Ratpoison, but Ion3 handles dialogs and pop-up the way I like it and the status bar is sweet.

Cheers,

I am falling in love with ratpoison, and no issue woth firefox. However, issues with gimp ad gmplayer. However, I find very handy to define a specific keyoard shortcut to use a tmpwm for these cases (also because I usually use mplayer from the command line and use gimp not more than a time each month). It seems also very logic to use a tiling WM for suitable apps and a different temporary one with incompatible apps.
So I left pekwm and I use ratpoison for 99% of my time and fluxbox for specific situation (through tmpwm in ratpoison)

That's what I do too, although I use a different tmpwm.

@nicholai
I just wanted to set the record straight for anyone interested in Ratpoison.   8)

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#46 2006-07-14 14:01:37

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

I like compiz for the Window Manager ( Because, at this time, only it could use Xgl's features ) and KDE or XFCE ( More XFCE than KDE ) for Desktop Environment.

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#47 2006-07-14 15:30:12

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

DaNiMoTh wrote:

I like compiz for the Window Manager ( Because, at this time, only it could use Xgl's features ) and KDE or XFCE ( More XFCE than KDE ) for Desktop Environment.

Xgl+Compiz is pretty cool. I installed them for a little while for the first time today. Couldn't really stick with it since windows weren't dragging right.

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#48 2006-07-14 16:06:46

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Hmm...

Now I have reinstalled Arch and it runs FIIINE  lol And I have installed OpenBox, but how can I make it looks better? I can't compile gtk2 engines, don't know why...  sad

Someone that could help me?


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#49 2006-07-14 18:30:42

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

Yeah! My OpenBox desktop look really nice smile now i just need a panel smile

What panels is good and easy to configure?


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#50 2006-07-14 18:47:58

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Re: Your favorite DE/WM?

what are you looking for in a panel, i.e. system tray,clock, taskbar, launcher...

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