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#1 2013-09-02 15:40:01

abvgd2e
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Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", KERNEL=="sd[a-h]1", ATTRS{model}=="i-BEAD100", SYMLINK+="ibead", RUN+="/usr/bin/sudo -u alexey /usr/bin/pmount -e /dev/ibead ibead" 

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#2 2013-09-02 18:11:39

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Re: Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

I used to use IceWM a long time ago on Debian, but I got fed up with having that menu.
I moved on to Fluxbox, & other such like Blackbox & Openbox, right click desktop menu, that's my way.
If we were all the same life would be boring, enjoy your 'Ice' life.  smile

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#3 2013-09-02 18:22:16

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#4 2013-09-02 18:57:09

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#5 2013-09-02 19:48:52

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#6 2013-09-02 20:10:23

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Re: Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

never tried icewm.  Tried many others and like you, have specifics that I look for to win me over.  Quite honestly, you may also want to give cwm a try. 

alt-tab
built in keybound menu access
keybind centric
light, fast, configurable, out of your way
non-bloated

and sure, ddg, also there is ixquick.  I believe there was another thread about this.

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#7 2013-09-03 08:27:52

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#8 2013-09-03 10:49:34

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#9 2013-09-03 11:16:41

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Re: Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

I think the problem is that the most people want to have a MS Windows-like panel with a start-button ;-) You can install tint2 with xdotool, xfce4-panel or lxpanel . And then there is only a little difference between the window managers.
The user only want the left-click-menu at the fixed windows-start-button-position because he uses it since 1995. Windows reinvent the start-button in Windows 8.1 . I do not need the button. With Windows 3.11 there was no start-button to stop the system ;-)

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#10 2014-09-27 22:29:53

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Re: Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

After more than a year, I didn't make any changes. I'm still very happy. Since then IceWM didn't take any of my time. And it doesn't draw a single bit of my attention smile

(this is not an "up", I just recently linked to this my post, and I want other people to know the current status/updates)

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#11 2014-09-27 23:52:38

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Re: Sharing my experience: IceWM is my choice after Gnome2

The biggest annoyance in IceWM for me is that when I shut the laptop down it pops up a dialog about "losing" data from my conky which puts me through an extra step closing the dialog box that no other WM or DE does.

Some will say suspend or hibernate to avoid that, but I using those stopped when one day I opened my laptop case and smoke came out. (as we all know when "the magic smoke" comes out electronics quit working)

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