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#276 2012-03-15 17:50:58

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@2ManyWMs: I think you covered the most important parts of my personal fav. smile

The #! Getting started thread is one of the best things to introduce one into Scrotwm and the man page is great.

Also if you screw up your conf and you cannot start scrotwm and you have no other WM or DE installed, it is easy to use nano and to edit the conf again, to smash the error and restart or log in back into it.

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#277 2012-03-15 17:58:55

2ManyDogs
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#278 2012-03-15 18:38:39

ivanovnegro
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Yes, sir! If that happens I switch to tty and nano comes to the rescue.

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#279 2012-03-16 17:37:33

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

* Mod+Enter -> Terminal
* Mod+p -> wimenu : a menu appears, just type the beginning of the name of the application to open it.
* Mod+d -> default layout : windows are divided on screen
* Mod+s -> stacked layout : the selected window take all the screen, we just see the title bar of the others.
* Mod+j -> select the window below
* Mod+k -> select the window above
* Shift+Mod+j -> move the window down
* Shift+Mod+k -> move the window up
* Mod+a -> Actions menu : choose "quit" to quit

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#280 2012-03-16 18:17:07

gensym
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Registered: 2011-10-17
Posts: 447

Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice review 2ManyDogs!

Here some side notes, that might be of use:

The default configuration is done in bash, but it is also possible to configure wmii in a wide variety of languages including python and ruby. (for those who are interested in changing the fugly defaults)
As mentioned before, as the default configuration is done in bash auto-starting applications is very easy (just by adding a couple of lines to the config file).
The development (hg) version, also offers a system tray, which might be useful if you are using an application like Skype, which minimizes itself to tray.

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#281 2012-03-16 18:27:12

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks. It was a lot to get my brain around in a day.


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#282 2012-03-16 18:29:07

ivanovnegro
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Good review @2ManyWMs. The defaults seem to be fugly, yes. For me it has many things I probably would never use.

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#283 2012-03-16 18:35:19

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

cool. i especially like the /rbar-thingy. and with gensym's addition, i also like how the configs are written in bash and can also be written in other languages. really cool. thanks for another great review!

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#284 2012-03-16 18:37:53

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#285 2012-03-16 19:09:11

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Registered: 2012-01-16
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Another great review - I might have to apt-get this one and give it a play.

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#286 2012-03-16 19:16:45

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^  Wait until you see i3 tomorrow -- you might like that one even better.

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#287 2012-03-16 19:21:30

Forthy
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Registered: 2012-01-16
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

lol - how you tease. smile

I'll be patient!

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#288 2012-03-16 19:52:42

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


Point & Squirt

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#289 2012-03-17 02:21:53

PackRat
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Registered: 2011-03-03
Posts: 1,572

Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice review of wmii 2ManyDogs - I may have to try it out again; dropped it pretty quick for i3 so looking forward to tomorrow's review.


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#290 2012-03-17 06:14:35

h8uthemost
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Registered: 2011-08-09
Posts: 302

Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I remember trying this tiler for a while when I first started getting into them. What I really liked about it was its stacking mode. I like how it shows a bar for each window when they're stacked. I wish Scrotwm did this...

Maybe I'll give this another shot. See how difficult the configuring really is.

Thanks for another very informative review. Hopefully you'll let us know what stacker/tiler wm you personally liked best at the end of the 30 days.

And oh yeah, can't wait for your snapwm review. Never even heard of that one(ah, nevermind, it's not in the Stable repos, that's a shame...).

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#291 2012-03-17 10:35:08

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#292 2012-03-17 12:30:19

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#293 2012-03-17 13:11:24

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#294 2012-03-17 13:11:59

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#295 2012-03-17 13:12:59

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Registered: 2011-07-25
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#296 2012-03-17 13:31:29

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Registered: 2011-06-24
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Right. Emacs is an OS. big_smile

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#297 2012-03-17 16:08:41

PackRat
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@2ManyDogs - the last link in your wmii review goes to the debian wiki, not a second entry in the arch wiki.


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#298 2012-03-17 16:17:37

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Fixed. Thanks. It was supposed to go to the Debian wiki, just a C&P error on the text.


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#299 2012-03-17 16:28:39

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

bindsym $mod+Shift+w exec iceweasel

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#300 2012-03-17 16:38:17

dubois
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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