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I've been searching around for a while for what gui to use. My primary aim is simplicity and lightweight, even in the face of excess simplicity. I've tried various window managers, and like fluxbox the best. However, I think that a desktop environment would suit me better. Can anyone suggest one that would fit these criteria, or compare various desktop environments?
TWM? Surely not! Pure, unabridged X with a console open so that you can run apps!
Personally, I prefer the approach of SawFish - completely blank screen so you can do what you like with it. No slit, no panel, nothing. There is a menu, but you need to press the middle button on the desktop to get it working.
hmm....i'm not so sure now. I'm using kde at the moment, but it's got more than I want. So what I've ended up doing is launching it, and then killing the kicker [the kde taskbar]. What I'm looking for is something that will let me do the following:
change the wallpaper
focus on click
change the keymap to a uk setting. I'll try some others out...sawfish sounds good
A couple of people have mentioned windowmaker (wmaker) and I'd just like to say it rocks. It's IMMENSELY configurable but stays very small and lightweight. It also doesn't have a menu bar or anything you have to click the right button on the b/g to access it. It does have a dock (a collection of icons) on the right by default and a clip (allows access to workspaces) in the top left corner and that's it. Magic.
well i must say that i've been trying out windowmaker for an hour now, and i think it's excellent. however, there's two things i would like to see in it - and it's probable that there already there, i just don't know how. want i want is to be able to change the wallpaper to an image of my choice, and secondly to be able to configure a shortcut key for the 'run command'...anybody know how to do this?