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Old 02-02-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
Allen614
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I just got mugged by Afterstep


The first time ever by a window manager. I was fooling around with aterm and liked all the goodies and was impressed with the ease of configuration so I went for the whole Afterstep compile. Smooth compile, good documentation,I was impressed. Then I loaded it. Immediately stuff started springing from nowhere and attacking my mouse pointer. By the time I freed it about a dozen minimised windows retreated to the top of the screen and refused to move even though you could break one into now and then if you were quick. I finally had to retreat into Alt-Ctrl-Bckspace to preserve my sanity. Even taking into account that moving from Blackbox to Gnome was a step I still haven't accepted fully yet. Is that normal for Afterstep?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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i don't know much about afterstep, but you should try windowmaker, i'ts supposedly similar to afterstep, I use it and I wouldn't use anything else (except occasionally twm or mwm just to impress my non-geek friends at how 'smart' I am)
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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I've never been brutally attacked by afterstep as you were, but I did used to use it back before Windomaker came out - when I wasn't using NeXTstep, that is. But I will keep your warning in mind and won't turn my back to Afterstep lest it attack me too. I can heartily recommend windowmaker as well.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:37 PM   #4
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I really think Afterstep will be a lot of fun to tweak but when you're used to simple "what you see is what you get" like flux or blackbox.wow. It does have some Windowmaker similarities but I've never seen a wm eat Gkrellm before
 
  


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