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#1 2011-10-16 22:15:23

kaari
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What's your kind of taskbar?

I'm curious to know the types of taskbars Arch users work with.
Let's make a list by adding +1 in front of all the types of taskbars you use regularly (by choice) and list the names of those programs below.

* Classic
* Icons (à la Windows 7)
* Dock
* None (ALT+TAB)
* Other, please specify

I need inspiration, so screenshots are always welcome!

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#2 2011-10-17 00:31:36

Crunch
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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

kaari wrote:

I'm curious to know the types of taskbars Arch users work with.
Let's make a list by adding +1 in front of all the types of taskbars you use regularly (by choice) and list the names of those programs below.

* Classic
* Icons (à la Windows 7)
* Dock
* None (ALT+TAB)
+1 * Other, please specify

I need inspiration, so screenshots are always welcome!

DWM/ScrotWM/WMFS taskbars. (I think most people here will be using the same basic ones tongue)


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#3 2011-10-23 12:25:32

semog
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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

i prefer

* Classic
* Icons (à la Windows 7)
* Dock
+1* None (ALT+TAB)
+1 * Other, please specify

use ALT+TAB or put the mouse on the corner to show me all my open apps in KDE4

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#4 2011-10-23 16:40:55

inter
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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

xmobar does the job just fine for me smile

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#5 2011-10-23 17:25:42

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I like tint2, but how it was in the early days: basic tabs, no icons, just text and a background colour.


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#6 2011-10-23 18:42:30

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I use Openbox standalone with no taskbar or tray or dock.  No window decorations or titlebars either.  I do use conky to display a clock, but that's the only use I have for conky.  Somewhat minimalist, but more from disliking mice (except when working with graphics).

This is a desktop machine.  For a portable, I'd have to put a battery monitor somewhere on the display.

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#7 2011-10-23 19:32:59

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

Hi Kaari,

When I used openbox, I had no task bar, because conky can show whatever information I want to see.

Now I use Awesome on my desktop and wmii on my laptop. Tiling can interfere with conky, so I've retained the default panels for those window managers.

If you want to see a screenshot, see my post in the October 2011 screenshots thread. That is for wmii. My awesome setup is almost identical.

Getting the right amount of information to appear in my wmii panel is still a work in progress. At the time of posting the screenshot, I didn't yet have wifi or battery info working, but now it does :-)

Last edited by /dev/zero (2011-10-23 19:38:23)


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#8 2011-10-23 21:41:59

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I use tint2 as a taskbar+systray. I tend to use Alt+tab to switch between apps though.

Also on Openbox.


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#9 2011-10-26 18:40:19

singlezeus
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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

i use E17,and without any taskbar,just alt+tab,

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#10 2011-11-03 11:36:16

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I've just moved from cairo-dock to tint2 and loving it. The svn version really rocks! Yes, I like some bling on my arch htpc but cairo-dock was too much after a while. Over the years I've been thru almost all taskbars; xfce-panel, gnome-panel, lxde-panel, AWN and cairo-dock. I'm running fbpanel on my arch netbook, which is ok, but I think I'll change that to tint2 as well. Both machines are running openbox and I think openbox, tint2-svn, obmenugen and xdotool is an excellent combination for a GUI based machine. Now I think I'll get rid of the composite manager as well.

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#11 2011-11-03 12:35:18

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I am using i3-bar from i3-next.  It is a simple bar that can display workspaces, status from another script, has a notification tray, and stay hidden until I hold down [Super].  It is all I need in a bar.


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#12 2011-11-04 01:30:30

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I also use i3-bar with conky input.  Screenshot


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#13 2011-11-04 10:28:54

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

xmobar +1, it's just awesome!

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#14 2011-11-05 14:10:23

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I use AWN with openbox.

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#15 2011-11-20 16:28:55

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

* Classic
* Icons (à la Windows 7) +1 -> good handling during busy season smile
* Dock
* None (ALT+TAB)
* Other, please specify

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#16 2011-11-20 17:24:27

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

Screen and thats it


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#17 2011-11-20 19:41:30

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I don't use taskbar, cos I don't need it (Awesome WM).

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#18 2011-11-21 00:33:00

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I used to use tint2 and the like, but now prefer "taskbars" that I have more control over.  I use FVWM, with the open tasks displayed top right, and the system tray bottom left (below the button that says VBA-M, as it's sort of empty in the shot).  I use an external program (stalonetray) for the tray, but just about everything is handled by FVWM, which is the way I like it, ATM.  I used Openbox with only Stalonetray and Conky one time, and it was pretty sweet not having that bar there, but it's far easier for me to be able to see what programs are running, or in the case of DWM's maximized layout, how many exist.  FVWM setup below:

TPNBWs.png

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#19 2011-12-11 10:27:56

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I used the normal XFCE Panel for quite some time and then was curious about cairo-dock - I remember when such dock-kind-of-software existed 2 or 3 years ago - they were all disappointing - but now I'm quite happy with it - works as I expect it to do.

I also like the new Taskbar introduced in Windows 7 - does anybody some similar taskbar for arch/linux?

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#20 2011-12-11 11:08:43

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

^ Try DockbarX


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#21 2011-12-12 02:23:16

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Re: What's your kind of taskbar?

I prefer mini-window type user interfaces. Application windows simply minimize to a little icon somewhere on the desktop, as in Windows 3.1, CDE, and Window Maker, my current window manager.

I've been looking for something that would provide that type of functionality in a simple window manager such an Openbox, but haven't really had much time to look in to it.

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