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I am trying AfterStep. I do not like the new KDE at all and I am a bit bored with Gnome, though I still like it. I have XP and Vista installed. After Vista and Aero it just makes me want something more simpler and not so bloated and a resource hog. So for a DE I switched to XFCE, Xubuntu.
I got in a mood to try WM's. My favorites so far are Fluxbox and AfterStep.
What I am trying to do with AfterStep is move some things around on the desktop. I have a dual monitor, both 1440x900. The top bar stretches across the top of both monitors. I want to have it just on the right monitor and have my primary monitor free for windows, etc. I also want to move the dock menu to the right monitor as well. I don't know how to do this, can it be done or is everything going to stay pretty much where it is?
I figured out how to roll the docked menu to the left or right. As far as the top bar, if I can't shrink it I may just have to get use to it. I really do like AfterStep. It is just new and very different to me.
Here is a screen shot of my desktop for now. As I said I have two 1440x900 monitors. Actual size of image is 1001.7 kB, actual size is 2880px × 900px. The link below resizes the image to 800x300 with a link above it for the actual image.
Maybe it is just me. I started this thread with questions and I liked AfterStep a lot. Now I decided to just "step" back from it for awhile. Some things don't seem to work right but as I said it may just be me.
I am using FluxBox and XFCE. So that is good for now. Though I will be playing around with OpenBox and will eventually switch to that permanently.
I also see by the lack of responses and very few views there are not that many AfterStep users here, lol.
I have Window Maker installed but I don't believe I tried it yet. I have a lot of WM's installed at the moment.
I almost like it (AfterStep) a lot but it doesn't work right. I have the hardware to easily support a DE like KDE or Gnome, actually my hardware works good with Vista and Aero (However Vista, even with Aero turned off, really hogs things.)
I love running 3D applications, such as games, etc. But I don't need or want a bloated WM or DE. That part i just want to be simple.
One thing I loved about AfterStep was the terminal tabs. I would like to get something like that in another WM.