I have been a Fluxbox fan myself.
For file managers I like light weight and full featured. I like ROX, you can use it as a file manager or as a window manager.
Recently came across an AWESOME file manager- Xfe
Initially I was a little turned off because it looks like Explorer, but just look at the features!!
One question: I use Dual monitors. Which of these window mangers works well with dual monitors (nvidia twinview)? Separate workspace/wallpaper for each monitor?
If is not broken ... tweak it
If you are interest I posted a brief how-to on xfe on the AUR site.
It insatlled a few interesting additional packages.
If is not broken ... tweak it
I use fluxbox on my dual monitor set up, with a desktop stretched across both screens. But, most apps see each monitor as the whole screen, so maximise buttons fill one screen. It works nicely because I can have the big desktop, but not with everything looking a stretched mess.
Gimme a shout if you want to look at my xorg.conf.
Like Phraktured, most of my work is done in GNU Screen, but I use wmii-3, which is my absolute favorite. I used Gnome, then XFCE, then OpenBox, then wmii. I really like the new XFCE, but it's a bit more than I need. OpenBox is nice if you like a mouse, I prefer keyboard though. Oh, and I could never get used to Ion for some reason. I don't know why.
RP is a cool idea, but I sometimes get confused with it because it's like Screen within Screen.
For file managers, I like the look of Thunar, but again it's a bit much, I used to use XFE and I like it a lot, but I do like 95% of file manipulation at the prompt. I recently discovered mc though, and kind of love it, although honestly I usually find it faster to just type the commands.
i've been using dwm for the past few days and i think i have found my wm, it uses the wmii idea of dynamic window management but without all the fluff. I love the default keybindings and its damn fast. Also another nod to GNU Screen cant live without it.
I'll have to second that for dwm. I've been switching back and forth between ion3 and ratpoison for the last year or so. There are no config files and it's nice not to have to hack around in some lua script. dwm also handles things like gimp very well...which would sometimes be a pain with rp. If you like tiling wm it's worth a look.
xfce 4.4 too if there would be better/more support for icon themes and it would be final ^^
so atm im with gnome (+openbox) and keep an eye on xfce.
I like KDE but dislike all the stuff that comes with it. I really liked Gentoo's split ebuilds, but the time it takes to compile kdelibs + qt + all the other crap, I coulda installed arch 10 times over. Xfce looks nice, but I've settled comfortably into fluxbox.
Fluxbox + rox ftw
E17+conky, mrxvt as terminal, and ROX as filemanager
Gnome. It does all that I need and is clean.
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i spend couple of hours to try openbox...and i falled in love with it now.
but yakuake doesn't works well with openbox, anyone know any quake like terminal emulator?
thanks...i tried but i need some good chinese support, also tilda don't have a auto hide function.
anyway, i decide to go back to urxvtd and urxvtc, i used it when i was using E17.
fallen, you can use yeahconsole with urxvt
#!/bin/bash if wmctrl -l | grep "PopUp" then wmctrl -v -c "PopUp" && exit else urxvt +sb -bl -geometry 127x30+2+0 -T "PopUp" -e screen -d -R popup fi
That's what i use... bind it to whatever key you want, and it will toggle
this requires wmctrl, from AUR.
I can't get yeahconsole working, but it seems that it's just another shell script, probably slightly better than mine
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