Configuring Fluxbox for Slack-12.2; how do I do it?
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Like the accessories shadowsnipes mentioned, there's also Rox-desktop which can itself be used as a desktop but is also used with lightweight window managers by some people to enhance the desktop management capabilities:
I like Fluxbox, although It takes a long time to configure.
I found that the 'apps' file took the most time (the sizing of program windows, which workspace to open a particular program on, etc etc), but once its done and you get it how you like it, its great.
I discovered 'workspaces' a few months ago and theyve changed the way I work. Basically Ive got 4 'workspaces' (just 4 desktops really), and I have the apps I most use tied to their own workspace (1. desktop ( so no open app, just somewhere I can open the main FB menu), 2. filemanager, 3. torrent program, 4.web browser), these apps are started at login and are open all the time, and by simply putting the mouse on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and scrolling with middle mouse, I can cycle through them easily.
But be prepared to put some hours in!
A tip for using wallpapers, use this entry in your menu:
The above relys on 'Eterm' being installed (Esetroot is included with Eterm). I find Esetroot better to set the wallpaper, as 'feh' the main alternative wallpaper setter wont keep the aspect ratio of my wallpaper (may have just been me though). When you right-click your fluxbox menu, you should see a 'wallpapers' submenu, and then your actual wallpapers that are in the 'backgrounds' folder. click on one and it should change.
I am installing SlimSlack (Slack-On-Crack) to the New and Improved Portable-Slackware-12.2; and it only has Fluxbox, so I need to preconfigure Fluxbox so it'll run good and so a newbie can change wallpapers, etc.
I made a 3GB vhd for this one, so it'll fit on a 4GB usb, and it runs good off usb on windows or linux with XFCE4, so I thought fluxbox would be even better, resource-wise.
So, any help with fluxbox you can provide would be great.
The fluxbox wiki has a ton of good how-to's for configuring various parts of fluxbox. Have a look at http://fluxbox-wiki.org/. Once you get the basic concepts, you can make a nice looking system pretty easily.