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Old 09-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Always full-screen dm


I'd be looking for a desktop manager that displays all the windows always in full screen and allows to turn through them with a combination of buttons.
I tried matchbox but I do not loved it, I felt a little uncomfortable and also there were always the bars at the edges, I would rather that these windows are displayed on the full screen and without frames.
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I can't remember for certain but I think ratpoison allows you to do that.
 
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What would happen if I open two windows? would create a new desktop?
I have a small screen, I do not want the tilling
 
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What would happen if I open two windows? would create a new desktop?
I have a small screen, I do not want the tilling
As far as I remember it allows you to have multiple full-screen windows open and switch between them. It's been a while since I used it but I recall it's all done with keystrokes and no mouse -- hence the name.
 
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OK, just installed ratpoison and tried it. Looks like it does exactly what you want out of the box -- no window decorations and all windows are full-screen by default.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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ok, I tried it too, by default it behaves like I needed.
But it seems to me a bit complex, especially in the management of shortcuts.
Specifically, I could not use as the only activator key the meta button (or "win", s- in ratpoison), and even two keys like alt + control.
Another slight downside is the lack of a simple method to display the list of open windows (c-t w is not interactive and the /usr/share/doc/ratpoison/examples/rpshowall.sh script it was not very clear), in short I miss a windows list style alt+tab.

Am listening to some alternative, in the meantime I could take a good look to ratpoison
 
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After playing a little earlier I realised that's why I don't use ratpoison day-to-day either. I know exactly what you mean about Alt+Tab -- if it had that I'd probably use it on my netbook some of the time.
I read a post somewhere online about binding the Ctrl+t to another key so if you look for customisation you may well find what you are looking for.
 
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I did some testing, I can get something similar but not having a list of interactive windows (in the true sense of the word) at the end I do not know if I can do.
perhaps setting as a key activator "alt" and tab to cycle through the windows forward and using a hook to retrieve the list of windows would work, but it is a bit 'too difficult for me
 
  


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