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#1 2022-02-10 17:18:05

rasat
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Xfce + Fvwm Extensions = perfect WM

I have opened this topic for the new myExt version 3. It is quite different from the previous one with the aim of being user-centered. Where the user can make changes and create his or her own. Hopefully, this removes the old image of Fvwm being difficult to configure. Also, it is easy to share user-made configs. And co-exist with other Fvwm based WMs and DEs.

Version 3.0.2 will be soon uploaded. Until then, take a look at the preview video.
https://youtu.be/Jw9I93JfIwo

Last edited by rasat (2022-04-21 20:21:22)


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#2 2022-02-16 20:14:36

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Re: Xfce + Fvwm Extensions = perfect WM

I have tested the current 55 extensions on NsCDE. A minor change from using on Fvwm3, they work fine. When I get time, planning to make one short video. Check the screenshot.
NsCDE-myExt3-modern2-th.png


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#3 2022-02-19 15:38:11

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Re: Xfce + Fvwm Extensions = perfect WM

Here is some interesting news when speaking about tiling, that I want to share. Been searching for this for a long.

NsCDE does tiling nicely both vertically and horizontally.
FvwmRearrange -tile $0 -r -mn 3 -maximize 0 0 $[wa.width]p $[wa.height]p    #vertical
FvwmRearrange -tile $0 -r -mn 2 -maximize 0 0 $[wa.width]p $[wa.height]p     #horizontal

Could not find in NsCDE how does it restore all windows in their original position and size. Today, found the solution.

DestroyFunc DeTile
AddToFunc DeTile
+ I All (CurrentPage, !Iconic, CirculateHit, !Sticky) Maximize Off
+ I WindowId $0 WarpToWindow 50 50

before-after-th.png

This will become a great addon in myExt with one on/off button.

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#4 2022-04-19 15:49:56

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Re: Xfce + Fvwm Extensions = perfect WM

I have changed the title of this thread to a new project that makes Fvwm interesting.

A perfect VM with the merge of Xfce and Fvwm. The former has an excellent application manager and the latter is the best window/virtual manager. Super light and with unlimited functionalities. Creating new configs as per need and choices and managing them with a graphical installer.

Xfce 4.16
Fvwm3 1.0.4 (also works well on Fvwm 2.6.8 )

Xfce panel 1 (taskbar), panel 2 (app icons), and whisker menu. Visible Fvwm extensions (left to right):

1. Fvwm OverView button of current windows.
2. Menu for system tasks and wallpapers.
3. Thin window title bar.
4. Window manager bar to resize, move, tiling, etc.
5. CurW/AllW - List of windows on current and all desk pages.
6. VM Desk - Virtual Window Manager 2x2 Pages.
7. Thumbnails of iconified windows (terminal and thunar).
8. 1x5 Miniature view of desktops.
9. Calendar, time, and date button.

xfce-fvwmEXT-1.0.1-th.png

Install:
Add this to .config/autostart/xfce-fvwm.desktop and load Xfce.

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=fvwm3 --replace
Exec=fvwm --replace

Download Xfce-FvwmEXT package (one install and upgrade with Extention Installer):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fvwm3- … ion/files/

GitHub:
https://github.com/rasatpc/Xfce-FvwmEXT

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