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Old 04-16-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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fluxbox vs blackbox


what's the difference?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:00 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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What I like better in Blackbox: Blackbox is faster
What I like better in Fluxbox: Everything else
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:42 PM   #6
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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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