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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 9 1.66%
Compiz 72 13.26%
dwm 8 1.47%
Enlightenment 41 7.55%
Fluxbox 61 11.23%
FVWM 7 1.29%
i3 22 4.05%
IceWM 20 3.68%
JWM 7 1.29%
KWin 90 16.57%
Marco 6 1.10%
MetaCity 6 1.10%
Mutter 13 2.39%
Openbox 95 17.50%
Ratpoison 5 0.92%
Sawfish 3 0.55%
Window Maker 12 2.21%
xfwm4 46 8.47%
xmonad 8 1.47%
spectrwm 8 1.47%
wmii 4 0.74%
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Window Manager of the Year


If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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As they say, i3... what else is there? LOL
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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Actually, my choice is spectrwm, but icewm is my preference from the available list.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 04:09 AM   #4
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I'm with acampbell, I use spectrwm. Light, small, easy config, restart in-place, tiling and floating windows. Spectrwm plus tmux satisfies all my needs, including the half-a-dozen remote sessions I have going at any one time.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 05:08 AM   #5
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I voted for DWM, but I am starting to use spectrwm a lot more since volume keys on my laptop and three different keyboards now seem to work whenever they feel like it. All of the volume keys work with just about every other window manager I've tried, so DWM is most likely the cause of my problem. I just wish there was a patch for spectrwm to implement a system tray.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Can we add Twin to the list?

Whether I'm running in a console, or in KDE or Xfce, I typically dedicate one desktop in my pager to Twin and have severa twterms running where I ssh into remote boxes where I have Tmux sessions running.

Twin plays nice whether it is running in your desktop manager or all by itself in the console. Think of it kinda like a hypervisor for Tmux or screen, if you will

It's da bomb!

To install and run, you simply do a:

<code>
# sbopkg -i twin
# ^d
$ twstart
</code>

And you're ready to roll!

Or read the detailed article HERE

Enjoy

.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 06:51 AM   #7
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Where's wmii? I used to use fluxbox, but wmii has won me over.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #8
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Compiz
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Fluxbox.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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I'm muttering with gnomepanel.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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Actually, my choice is spectrwm, but icewm is my preference from the available list.
spectrwm has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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can i get clfswm added to vote for?

respect to i3 for it's elegance, ease, effectiveness, development speed and trajectory, and opening a whole new world of tiling window management to those who feared tiling, thinking it was all ratpoison.

and of course, much respect to xmonad, the king of window managers, imo. i've since gone back to it, and addapted it to make use of some of the features i found in clfswm and i3. it's that awesome.

... but still, i want to vote for clfswm, give it what little reccognition i can.


and i know a few people who will want to vote for herbsluftwm too. (yet to try it myself, but it's all the rage in some circles)

 
Old 12-19-2012, 08:27 AM   #13
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Openbox
 
Old 12-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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IceWM is my personal favourite of all time, and it just keeps gradually improving, so I voted for it.

Honestly, e17 is probably going to end up being a better choice for WM of the year but I haven't tried it enough to have an opinion on it.
 
Old 12-20-2012, 05:24 AM   #15
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No other crazy people using Blackbox here?

I admit that I should have migrated to flux some time ago, but it just seems not necessary...
 
  


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