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Old 07-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #1636
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Done.
Only one bar.
http://i.imgur.com/BPGUY.png
That's a nice set up. I think i'm going to give that a try.
 
Old 07-14-2012, 02:56 AM   #1637
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Running this on my little 10" Emachines netbook. I stole the wallpaper from google and made a Fluxbox theme to match the color scheme.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #1638
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. . . and dmenu when I went to pure tiling WMs.
+1 for dmenu, thanks. I am going to like this!
 
Old 07-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #1639
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After some years with fvwm2 I've tried out some tiling WMs. Now I'm running xmonad. Here a screenshot with xmonad/xmobar.

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #1640
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I got tired of fiddling around with my stacking windows in Fluxbox and remembered that a tiling WM is exactly the kind of cure I was hoping for. I had tried them before, but I wasn't ready. If you're not ready to learn something new, you'll freak out and go back to your old way of doing things just as fast.

If it's your first trip into tiling WM land, you'll want to have the documented keybindings ready. Commit the key combo to open up a terminal to memory so you can either call the specific man page for your WM or a text document in which you've saved the keybinds. In my case, I saved the commands for spectrwm off of the arch wiki and viewed them with 'cat /path/to/keybindings' from the terminal.

Learning how to use screen space and move tasks between workspaces is your key to success. You probably won't get much more than 4 windows in a workspace before things start to feel really cramped, so you'll have to learn how to group similar tasks into a workspace of their own.

I give Firefox, XChat and Amarok their own spaces. I want Amarok out of the way, since I load up a list and don't touch it very often until I need more music. Firefox and XChat get used much more, and often with a text editor, movie or IM window nearby.

Not every program from your stacker will be tile friendly. This might affect you in two ways: graphically (gmplayer's gui, I'm looking at you!), and keybindingly (emacs). I'm sure there's others, and you'll have to learn how to get around them some way or another. There's other idiosyncrasies, but nothing too overwhelming. Just don't get scared, because you can't learn if you're afraid!

I've used DWM, spectrwm (current choice), and xmonad without too much trouble. Like each one for different reasons, just like I enjoy some of the stackers for different things. If you haven't tried tiling yet, then get busy and learn something new, eh?

And don't ask why I wrote all of this about Tiling WMs. I don't know any better than to write a long post into a screenshot thread. Furthermore, there's more to tiled windows than gets shown in a simple screenshot or two and figured it deserved at least a few words.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #1641
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good call Myk267, I've played around in Ratpoison before and found it fairly intuitive, however I did it on another machine. I think I'll give tiling another go around, you'd recommend spectrwm?
 
Old 07-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #1642
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good call Myk267, I've played around in Ratpoison before and found it fairly intuitive, however I did it on another machine. I think I'll give tiling another go around, you'd recommend spectrwm?
I've tried spectrwm (installed via sbopkg from slackbuilds.org) but it had some bugs, at least on my systems. Problem was that programs with more than one window (thunderbird when creating a mail, gimp) did not work correctly. Now I'm using xmonad and very happy with it.

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #1643
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I've tried spectrwm (installed via sbopkg from slackbuilds.org) but it had some bugs, at least on my systems. Problem was that programs with more than one window (thunderbird when creating a mail, gimp) did not work correctly. Now I'm using xmonad and very happy with it.

Markus
Thanks for the heads up Markus, I'm always looking for ways to push my knowledge of Linux/Slackware, so I'll give this xmonad a go!
 
Old 07-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #1644
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Thanks for the heads up Markus, I'm always looking for ways to push my knowledge of Linux/Slackware, so I'll give this xmonad a go!
If you use xmonad then you'll also have to push your knowledge of Haskell if you don't already know it. I was able to stumble around without really learning Haskell but there are easier tiling WMs to configure (though xmonad is remarkably flexible).
 
Old 07-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #1645
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During the summer I'm searching for extremal hypergraphs on a bunch of linux machines at my university's computer labs. It'd seem to be a hopeless task without a tiling WM (heavily bastardized dwm).
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #1646
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Fluxbox, Solarized, Redshift, LCD filtering. Easy on my eyes.
Holy snacks. This is nice. Have you managed to adjust your terminal color palette to use the Solarized colorscheme well? This has been problematic for me. Also nice to see another Urban Dead player.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #1647
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Have you managed to adjust your terminal color palette to use the Solarized colorscheme well? This has been problematic for me.
Seriously? You use the official .Xresources file and add a third party Solarized .dir_colors file.

Screenshot: http://duganchen.ca/solarized-color-theme-screenshot/
 
Old 07-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #1648
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #1649
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Yeah, I guess I'm getting Solarized now.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #1650
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Pure Fluxbox:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...rx-d5809ub.png
 
  


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