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Old 03-15-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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want a new window manager


I am using KDE 3.2 right now and I am kinda getting bored with it. I tried fluxbox but the terminal it uses is not so cool. What is a recommendation or maybe I can download a cool terminal for fluxbox I am not sure. I just want something cool. Icons are not important but I like to be able to customize as well. Well I will sit back and see what is recommended
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:47 PM   #2
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Well, you can usually run any terminal you want in any window manager, as long as all the correct dependencies are installed. So you can most likely run fluxbox and run the terminal you use in KDE in it. I wouldn't keep from using a Window Manager or Desktop just cause of the terminal though..
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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I use GNOME with the metacity Window manager myself, because KDE is bulky and slow. Quite naturally I haven't and won't install it. I like Fluxbox though, and the terminals not the greatest but you can use other ones in it anyway. Fluxbox is too good for me to let that get in the way.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:49 PM   #4
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ok well I like konsole. Is there a way to run that in fluxbox? If so how?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:54 PM   #5
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just type konsole into a term or add it to a menu, I personally like Enlightenment a lot, very easy on resources and you can load quite a bit of eye candy on it if you want
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:55 PM   #6
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Of course there is. Just open the "ugly" terminal and type "konsole". Remember, all programs that you have in Linux are commands as well and can be ran through a teminal.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:56 PM   #7
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i like icewm and xfce4 is also good
i heard that Kahakai is good too but i havent tried it
 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:25 PM   #8
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When I was using Mandrake and has ICEWM it annoyed me and seem to load up pretty quickly and load my programs slowly. I used xfce for about 5 minutes before giving up because of the odd sounds and it was hard to customize. I might give it a shot again, but I suppose GNOME and Fluxbox are just for me. I still reccomend trying xfce though, since you might like it afterall.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by JROCK1980
ok well I like konsole. Is there a way to run that in fluxbox? If so how?
type:
vim ~/.fluxbox/menu

press
Code:
i
type
[exec] (konsole) {konsole}

press
Code:
ESC
press
Code:
SHIFT ZZ
the above is an example of how to add it to your menu in fluxbox ...
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:30 AM   #10
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Try out xfce4. It is really good and you'll be impressed by it
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:35 AM   #11
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i'm using WindowMaker becuase i have an older machine and it works well for me. i've got my dockapps that put everything at my fingertips. i instaled wterm and i like that because it's transparent, which is pretty cool with certain desktop backgrounds.

works for me, but my linux box is only a secondary machine right now.
 
  


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