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#76 2012-03-08 21:40:32

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#77 2012-03-09 01:06:56

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Stay tuned -- pekwm is tomorrow, but I've been playing with evilwm today (I was so curious, just because of its name) and it's so weird I just have to love it...

Yes, it's true, I have no life. hmm


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#78 2012-03-09 01:11:30

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#79 2012-03-09 04:19:44

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

man fbsetbg

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#80 2012-03-09 08:39:27

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Another great post 2Many, I might try out fluxbox...more likely than not I will wait for another couple reviews though
Are WM's easy to get rid of if you don't like it? (like just go to synaptic and unmark?)


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#81 2012-03-09 08:57:41

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ synaptic is bloat. sudo apt-get remove fluxbox (etc). big_smile

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#82 2012-03-09 13:36:23

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#83 2012-03-09 13:37:06

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^^ What rhofuzzy said; apt-get remove. You might need to clean up the local config files yourself, or just leave them in case you decide to re-install the WM. You'll be surprised how little space most of these window managers actually take up though.

The long answer is that if you are really interested in playing with this stuff (and you haven't done this already) you might consider looking for an old Pentium or even Celeron box just for experimenting. Then you can put anything you want on it, add other distros, and experiment with all kinds of things (like upgrades to sid or crazy window managers) without worrying about breaking your important stuff. I've tried things I never would have done on my main machine, and learned a lot in the process (I now know you can fit at least three distros on a 40G drive wink )

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#84 2012-03-09 14:05:56

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#85 2012-03-09 14:32:07

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^Yay new article of Phileas Fogg arrived:), keep up the good work, i really like your reviews. ^_^

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#86 2012-03-09 14:56:42

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

So Pekwm has a window grouping option like Fluxbox? If so, have you had a chance to play around with it yet?

I tried Pekwm for a little while when I first moved to #!, but I believe OB was a bit lighter on my computer so I just switched back. Every MB counts on a 8 year old machine with only 512mb of Ram.


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#87 2012-03-09 15:08:31

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#88 2012-03-09 15:35:45

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Great work you are putting in here 2Many, maybe you should hook up with some tech site and do WM
testing, your stuff deserves a bigger audience. Good luck further!


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#89 2012-03-09 19:44:58

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

cd /usr/share/xsessions
sudo nano flwm.desktop

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#90 2012-03-09 23:45:34

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


Point & Squirt

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#91 2012-03-10 01:03:28

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#92 2012-03-10 09:58:15

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

A very nice undertaking, but I'm curious how this will go for the more open-ended ones.

My experience is that power comes with two things:
1) hideous defaults. "If you want, you can have heptagonal windows with pulsating decorations. Why should we care about defaults?"
2) brain-dissolving configuration. "Of course you can do that! There are 100 ways of achieving it, 98 of them glitchy".


LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single  unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.

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#93 2012-03-10 10:03:17

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#94 2012-03-10 10:25:00

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


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#95 2012-03-10 10:30:38

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Is ratpoison still relevant/useful? My understanding was that stumpwm superceded ratpoison? I've used stumpwm but not ratpoison. They are different from what I've read.

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#96 2012-03-10 10:51:08

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@Iranon: welcome to the community. now go post your proper Introduction in the Introductions-subform! smile

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#97 2012-03-10 11:04:13

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^^ Ratpoison is imo still relevant. Easier to configure, works better with xcompmgr, faster startup time and etc.
(But you lose the lisp addons, which is a huge downer once you got used to them in stumpwm).

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#98 2012-03-10 12:37:13

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I'm really enjoying this thread and not just because you linked to my Fluxbox screenshot either.  wink  Seriously, it's fun to see someone else having fun!  Keep up the good work.  smile


Things are not as they seem, nor are they otherwise.
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#99 2012-03-10 13:11:44

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks EVL. Everyone knows you're the fluxmaster smile


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#100 2012-03-10 13:20:29

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks Dog - this is a fun project, topic -  I only get 2 days off - not 30 smile

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