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Old 06-18-2006, 01:58 PM   #16
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:59 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by gnashley
About Window Managers:

FluxBox always gets mentioned as king, but I've never truly liked it and for newbies it may hard to configure.
The blackbox/fluxbox menu system is about as simple as it gets. I agree that some of the other stuff can be unobvious. What I tell anyone who will listen is just to find a theme where they like the bars and buttons and throw away the wallpaper. Start with that and life is simple. You don't have to go from scratch even when you just install the base you still get some themes.

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The last couple of months I've been using ICEwm which is pretty nice. I've colected several GUI programs for setting the prefs and managing the menus which make it easy for beginners or sedentary types. To me ICEwm seems just as responsive as fluxbox and I really like the panel and menus.
I like IceWM but it feels a little heavier to me on my systems. You can set these up almost however you want but I think it comes down to whether or not you like icons and app docks or a clean desktop. If you like a desktop with nothing but your wallpaper on it, then go with fluxbox/blackbox. If you like a menu bar (app dock) then IceWM gets it done quickly and simply. I stay away from all GUI config stuff it's just not worth it for me for these wms.

If you really like a nice menu bar with super nice tabbing then xfce rules. I love the way you can always see tabs and nothing covers them. I can always get an wierd window to cover the bar in flux and I hate when that happens.

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For all my desktops I use my AFX-ROX-Filer pinboard to manage drag-n-drop applications and wrappers, plus a collection of gtk-1.2 apps according to my needs. You can choose from over 300 programs on my site either source or binaries:
[url
http://amigolinux.org/[/url]
I really like ROX for many reasons and have it installed everywhere. I don't use the pinboard, but if you want desktop icons on many of these wms it's the best/only way you can do it.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 02:42 PM   #18
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Okay, here you'll find packages for mrxvt:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...GUIcomponents/
mrxvt-0.5.0-i486-1min.tgz is compiled iwth --enable-minimal
mrxvt-0.5.0-i486-1full.tgz is compiled iwth --enable-everything

If you want some other mix from 20-30 available options, you find the docs and sources here and roll your own:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...als/mrxvt-0.5/

Very nice looking, I think I had tried this before and forgot about it.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 02:44 PM   #19
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If you really like a nice menu bar with super nice tabbing then xfce rules. I love the way you can always see tabs and nothing covers them.
I have heard good things about xfce. I will have to check it out. Do you know if it is pretty configurable? I've messed around with fvwm2 a little bit and I liked how you could really get in and make it your own (text editor style). I would like something kind of like that except prettier and less annoying (window management was kind of clunky). How does xfce compare in those regards?

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I think you won me over on mrxvt, no more Konsole for me

thanks!
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:52 PM   #20
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Randux, you should try my little ROX adaptation from here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...jects/AFX-ROX/

If you are using a later version back up rename your ~/Choices directory so the files don't get mixed. My version is the last GTK-1.2 vesrion plus with several patches from contribs who later joined the devel team, plus a couple of features that I've added, including using png's for mime-icons instead of xpm's. Don't expect compatibility with other's AppDirs, but I have some interesting ones there. You may need Xdialog for some of them.
The GUI config programs are my hopeful suggestion for those who like them. I even found a nice program for managing users and groups: gUserMan.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 06:24 PM   #21
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Yeah, mrxvt is an awesome little terminal, and the tabs make it truly sweet. I don't run KDE or Gnome either so a good independent terminal is always important. Glad to hear mrxvt meets your needs.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 11:08 PM   #22
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For those who ARE using KDE, there's Yakuake, which falls down like a Quake console whenever you press the magic key ("F12" by default). It's something which IMO should be included with KDE since it helps being like 70% more productive with it. It uses the Konsole libs for the terminal emulation and supports multiple tabls (just press SHIFT-UP to make a new one and SHIFT-LEFT/RIGHT to move between them).

There was a Slackpkg somewhere in http://www.kde-apps.org but it's like 2 or 3 versions behind the lastest.

A must have if you like to use KDE.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 07:35 AM   #23
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Download this term last night. And i like, nice and easy to use. Thanks for the post.

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