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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Window Maker 78 6.65%
Fluxbox 318 27.11%
Enlightenment 176 15.00%
KWin 212 18.07%
sawfish 9 0.77%
MetaCity 98 8.35%
IceWM 92 7.84%
Blackbox 36 3.07%
AfterStep 7 0.60%
Openbox 26 2.22%
fvwm2 33 2.81%
Ratpoison 6 0.51%
Ion 16 1.36%
xfwm4 66 5.63%
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:43 PM   #16
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Flux flux, baby
Old 01-30-2006, 02:03 PM   #17
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It is always Fluxbox. Keyboard shortcuts, menu editing - it is fast, stable and easy to use and set up.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:53 PM   #18
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has somebody mentioned Fluxbox already?
Old 01-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #19
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IceWM ... know your roots

Old 01-30-2006, 04:42 PM   #20
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Where is wmii? I discovered this windowmanager less than a year ago and it immediately became my default. And it has made enormous progress in 2005.
I know it's not a mainstream wm, but it's worth a look...
Old 01-30-2006, 05:58 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by pilsna
Where is wmii? I discovered this windowmanager less than a year ago and it immediately became my default. And it has made enormous progress in 2005.
I know it's not a mainstream wm, but it's worth a look...
I use also wmii and find it really cool. Lightweight, very good keyboard control, and these amazing layouts - the wm manages the windows for you.
Old 01-30-2006, 06:56 PM   #22
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
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Fvwm2 all the way, baby!
Old 01-30-2006, 07:29 PM   #23
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I voted Kwin.

There is no other window manager.
Old 01-30-2006, 08:56 PM   #24
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Enlightenment E17.
Old 01-30-2006, 10:20 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by jeremy
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

Isn't KWin a KDE window manager?
Old 01-31-2006, 02:05 AM   #26
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My vote is for WMII. I usually use Gnome though.
Old 01-31-2006, 10:05 AM   #27
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My vote went for Icewm. Because it has good keyboard shortcuts, fullscreen option, ctrl+alt+space command line, good looking and familiar interface, it's very fast, has a nice cpu, mem monitor , etc

I used fluxbox, wmii, ion3, windowmaker, ratpoison, openbox all for quite a long time.
Old 01-31-2006, 06:23 PM   #28
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
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Fluxbox for sure
Old 02-01-2006, 06:08 AM   #29
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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It is small, fast & highly configurable..
Old 02-01-2006, 06:28 AM   #30
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Enlightenment all the way!

I've just become addicted to Enlightenment lately. It works great on its own, and it's really nice if you combine it with KDE.


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