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Motown 04-16-2004 04:43 PM

fluxbox vs blackbox
 
what's the difference?

Mega Man X 04-16-2004 04:47 PM

Quote:

from Fluxbox homepage. Took 2 seconds on google
So what's the difference between fluxbox and blackbox then?
The answer is: LOTS!
Here is a list of features that fluxbox already has, or is in the works...


Features
Implemented:

* Configurable window tabs. |
* Iconbar (for minimized/iconified windows) |
* Wheel scroll changes workspace
* Configurable titlebar (placement of buttons, new buttons etc) |
* KDE support |
* New native integrated keygrabber (supports emacs like keychains)
* Maximize over slit option
* Partial GNOME support
* Extended Window Manager Hints support
* Slit dockap ordering
* Other minor features

Motown 04-16-2004 04:56 PM

i was looking for more along the lines of personal opinions- which do you like better, does one do something better, one sucks donkey balls, etc.

Mega Man X 04-16-2004 05:00 PM

Well, I hate to minimize windows with Blackbox, they not really minimize, but ratter they got hidden. I mean, they don't go to the task bar :S. I also don't like to have to install a third part program, as bbkeys, to allow key grabs under Blackbox. Feels quite unfinished product. At least the classic alt-tab to switch windows should be included... Well, my two cents :)

P.S: now wait till someone come with a work around for the problems I mention above. I bet there are work around, but I'm saying, by default :D

mikshaw 04-16-2004 05:17 PM

What I like better in Blackbox: Blackbox is faster
What I like better in Fluxbox: Everything else

mrcheeks 04-16-2004 05:42 PM

Like the guru said looking on fluxbox page and other blackbox-like pages gives you enough to decide which one to pick. You have screenshots to see what it looks like and descriptions.
But i suggest you try them all and after you will know ...


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