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Old 11-04-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Window Manager


what window manager is this?
http://download.freshmeat.net/screenshots/56899.jpg

can ANY distro have this window manager?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Where did you get that screenshot? Is there no info about that WM there? It could possibly be Fluxbox, Blackbox, etc.

I don't see why you couldn't install that window manager on any distro because you'd need to compile it for your system anyway.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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1. a rather ugly one.

2. yes.




i think it's windowmaker.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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slackhack, its ugly, yes, but the window manager as it as there, i think its easy use and doesnt have many unneeded icons, i like my desktop clean :P

if you think that was ugly, i would like you to post a link to a best looking screenshot you can find
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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at http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/ i found this:
"Fluxbox is yet another windowmanager for X."

what is "X"?
a distro?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:45 PM   #6
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X, put simply, is your graphical environment in Linux.

A Window Manager runs on top of X.

Some popular window managers are: KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, XFCE, Enlightenment, etc.

If you're looking for a nice clean minimal interface with no icons (and easy on the cpu & RAM,) you might want to try Fluxbox, Blackbox, or Openbox.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:48 PM   #7
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yea i found out about the WMs, the *box WMs are really nice.. =) and seems to be easy to use.

are there any negative sides with it? like, things it can't do, or can only do bad, or something like that?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:51 PM   #8
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I really only used Fluxbox for a while. Tried Blackbox and Openbox, but didn't like them as much. I didn't have any problems in Fluxbox. I could still use cool KDE apps like K3b and Kopete (though I use Gaim now.) I could even use Konqueror as my file manager. I think I might have had problems with SuperKaramba, but I can't remember. It's been a while since I've used Fluxbox. I use Enlightenment now.

Just give it a whirl and see how it works for you You've got nothing to lose!
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:58 PM   #9
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"Nothing to lose"

exactley thats what i like about linux, nothing cant go "that bad"

everyone -nonlinuxusers- says linux only has errors and problems, but they are just used to the windoze problems and doesnt anymore dedicate them as problems, just as "normal day happenings"

anyway, thx
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:23 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by phsythax
slackhack, its ugly, yes, but the window manager as it as there, i think its easy use and doesnt have many unneeded icons, i like my desktop clean :P

if you think that was ugly, i would like you to post a link to a best looking screenshot you can find
http://datalink.homelinux.com/screens/slack_br.jpg




i was only kidding you, phsythax. windowmaker is a good windowmanager to try, i just didn't care for the background and the purple color.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:32 PM   #11
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i agree, the theme coler and wallpaper aint the best i ever seen too.

just woundering, how do you manuver and start apps on a desktop like that you posted?
right clicking for a menu?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:40 PM   #12
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Quote:
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i agree, the theme coler and wallpaper aint the best i ever seen too.

just woundering, how do you manuver and start apps on a desktop like that you posted?
right clicking for a menu?
yes, it's just basic fluxbox. everything is in the right-click menu or just launch it from a terminal. and you can maneuver with keystrokes or the pager in the right corner to get to different desktops.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:55 PM   #13
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ok. thx for your help
 
Old 11-04-2005, 02:21 PM   #14
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Re: Window Manager

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Originally posted by phsythax
what window manager is this?
http://download.freshmeat.net/screenshots/56899.jpg

can ANY distro have this window manager?
It looks like it *could* be Blackbox. Black/Flux/Openbox, all pretty sweet.

All kids of distros have nice window managers. The choice, is yours - and that's the beauty of Open Source.

:-)
 
Old 11-04-2005, 02:25 PM   #15
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Re: Re: Window Manager

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Originally posted by jmr71769
It looks like it *could* be Blackbox. Black/Flux/Openbox, all pretty sweet.
All kids of distros have nice window managers. The choice, is yours - and that's the beauty of Open Source.
:-)
yes that i was tolled too..
and about open source, i agree 100 %
 
  


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