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Old 09-23-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Could you use your WM without any Taskbar ?


HI,

Is a taskbar really necessary, such as kicker, tint2, ... gnome-panel? Could you use your WM without any Taskbar ?

If yes, please explain how or better give us a cool screenshot of your high-tech desktop.

thanks!
 
Old 09-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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No, I need a taskbar, I don't see any reason not to have one.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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No, I need a taskbar, I don't see any reason not to have one.
Without taskbar it might be possible with some wm like wmmaker

I use openbox. I would be lost without any taskbar. Usually I have windows everywhere onto my screen, or maybe I should use more those 4 workspaces...

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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I'm not even sure what your question means! The taskbar is defined as a bar used to launch and monitor running applications (Wikipedia). Kicker and the Gnome panel contain a taskbar, but they are panels. So which do you mean, panel or taskbar? I've never used a taskbar, but I must have a panel for the pager, to say nothing of knowing what the time is and which alphabet I'm going to be typing with.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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I'm not even sure what your question means! The taskbar is defined as a bar used to launch and monitor running applications (Wikipedia). Kicker and the Gnome panel contain a taskbar, but they are panels. So which do you mean, panel or taskbar? I've never used a taskbar, but I must have a panel for the pager, to say nothing of knowing what the time is and which alphabet I'm going to be typing with.
bar such as kicker, tint2, ... gnome-panel
 
Old 09-23-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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I have been using WindowMaker for years without a taskbar, so yes
 
Old 09-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I use three gnome panels.

The top one is all about notifications and information.
The bottom one is all about menu, window list, date/time and shutdown switch
The right-side one has small icons for my dozen or so most-use programs.

I do not want or use any other docks or unity or anything. the rest of my desktop is blank except for background and running windows.

No, I could not live without these panels, nor could I live without the traditional menu.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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I use three gnome panels.

The top one is all about notifications and information.
The bottom one is all about menu, window list, date/time and shutdown switch
The right-side one has small icons for my dozen or so most-use programs.

I do not want or use any other docks or unity or anything. the rest of my desktop is blank except for background and running windows.

No, I could not live without these panels, nor could I live without the traditional menu.
so much panels. Interesting. would you have a screenshot?
 
Old 09-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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Could I live without a panel/taskbar? Yes. My desktop menu contains all the applications and I can hit Alt+Tab so it's entirely possible.
Would I want to? No.
I only have one panel at the top of the screen and it lists running programs, houses the main menu and provides notifications and time display. For the space a panel takes up it's handy to have.
However, if my pattern of use were a little different on my netbook I might choose Ratpoison which has no panels or window borders/decorations.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
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so much panels. Interesting. would you have a screenshot?
It's very unobtrusive and low-key. In my 12.04-with-MATE experimental system I have the right panel self-hiding, which gives me problems in 11.04. You could guess you'd see the narwhals if there were no programs open.

Screenshot-8.jpg

The careful use of colour and transparency makes it even more low-key.

You can guess that I moved from WinXP to Ubuntu 10.04, and thought, "I can do the same familiar stuff --- and a lot more!"
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #11
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fvwm2, no taskbar, just a simple look

http://home.comcast.net/~j_mccue/issue/fvwm_01.jpg
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #12
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fvwm2, no taskbar, just a simple look
That's using more space than a real panel would!
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7168/desktopoq.png
 
Old 09-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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That's using more space than a real panel would!
What can I say, I like the IconBox
Nice setup though.

John
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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The WMs I use, blackbox and recently i3, don't have a taskbar, so I'm living without one for quite some time now (since Slackware 13.0 with kde 4 was released).
 
Old 09-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
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Not a problem for me. I do use i3status bar but I could do without it. At the moment it looks like that:
http://www.slackword.net/files/img/task.png
 
  


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