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Old 04-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #901
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Out of curiosity, what did you like more? My impression is that dwm looks nicer. I just didn't get around to spending time recompiling it enough to get the settings right for me. I also feel that dwm's window tagging is more powerful than i3's but that I didn't use it enough.
dwm correctly handles shaped windows (such as oclock or Xine's GUI control panel). I3 would decorate them and put a backdrop behind them spoiling the aesthetics. I also like the fact that the titlebar text for the focused window shows up on the status bar at the top of the screen rather than being attached to each window (looks cleaner, is space efficient and suits my minimalist taste).

The way dwm integrates both floating and tiled windows is really nice when you get the hang of it. I especially like that you can drag a tiled window with alt-mouse1 from the tiled layer and manually place it... I found I3's floating layer far more cumbersome to use in general due to it's isolation from the tiled layer.

Resizing windows in I3 tended to cause screen corruption and in floating mode you could even resize the window down to 0 size causing a segfault in the client app.

I liked how I3 would split the current frame when spawning new windows, but when you were moving them around, it wasn't always clear whether you were looking at one frame containing two windows, or two frames each containing a single window and I found it was sometimes difficult to arrange them in the exact layout I wanted. I think I prefer dwm's dynamically managed fixed layout to I3's more manual approach, though as i said in my previous comment, I tend not to get carried away with the tiling and rarely have more than 3 windows on a single workspace.

Talking of workspaces, dwm's window tagging is subtly different to using workspaces and takes a bit of getting used too, but I think I prefer it.


As you said, for just 2000 lines of code, it does a lot with very little - It's hard not to like it.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #902
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I do like the window title in the status bar. I keep switching between having and not having window title bars in i3 -- I can't decide which I like better. The dwm tiling scheme is a bit foreign at a first use (one main window, others are secondary), but I see it can be patched to incorporate other methods. i3 also has a new version coming which will introduce a completely new tiling model, but I haven't tried the betas myself.

Well this has convinced me to play with dwm again this evening. I will miss i3's ability to reload settings without shutting down X though...
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #903
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I've tried the I3-tree preview. IMO it is a big improvement on bf2, but the window assignment stuff wasn't finished and the internal workspace bar wasn't working either when I tried it..

It's definitely one to keep an eye on though.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 09:21 AM   #904
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Here's mine, still new to Slackware. Need to set fonts a touch bigger and make MC and MOCP more readable in terms of font and highlighting.

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/1674/screenshot2011040906581.png


wm: ion3
running in this shot: rtorrent, mocp, mc, random man page

Cheers!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #905
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i cant decide between blue and orange
what DE/WM are you using ??

Cool desktop btw
 
Old 04-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #906
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Looks like KDE with Openbox.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #907
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what DE/WM are you using ??

Cool desktop btw
Kde but not with openbox. Kde with kwin.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 08:51 AM   #908
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Kde but not with openbox. Kde with kwin.
Thnx 4 the info, is that right-click menu part of kwin or did you customise it ??
 
Old 04-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #909
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its part of kwin but i dont remember where i set it up and really cba to re-figure it out.

also, here are some screenshots of how it looks currently. i cant think of any way to make me like it better, so i think itll be like this for a while. shout out to my friend brocolli asparagus for making the wallpaper be my favorite colors for me.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5885/windows6.png
http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/6443/windows7i.png
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5819/windows8.png
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7986/windows5.png

edit: remembered how to set the right click menus.

step 1: click the little teardrop thingy that kde puts on the desktop.
step 2: choose desktop settings
step 3: go to "mouse actions"
step 4: set right click to "application launcher"
step 5: go to a terminal, type
Code:
kmenuedit
step 6: spend a few hours making your menu the way you want it to look (this WILL ruin the normal menu on the kde orb, so i would only suggest it if you dont use a start button, like me)
step 7: right click your desktop
step 8: ????
step 9: profit

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Old 04-10-2011, 03:16 PM   #910
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edit: remembered how to set the right click menus.

step 1: click the little teardrop thingy that kde puts on the desktop.
step 2: choose desktop settings
step 3: go to "mouse actions"
step 4: set right click to "application launcher"
step 5: go to a terminal, type
Code:
kmenuedit
step 6: spend a few hours making your menu the way you want it to look (this WILL ruin the normal menu on the kde orb, so i would only suggest it if you dont use a start button, like me)
step 7: right click your desktop
step 8: ????
step 9: profit
Thanks 4 the info, im starting to prefer having the right-click menu as the app menu, now i can have it when im on KDE too


Nice screens again !
 
Old 04-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #911
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Something new...

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/919...xfceshot25.png
 
Old 04-11-2011, 11:34 AM   #912
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hi , Slackware-13.37 (current) + openbox + tint2 + conky

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8894/slackl33t.jpg
 
Old 04-12-2011, 03:48 AM   #913
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hi , Slackware-13.37 (current) + openbox + tint2 + conky

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8894/slackl33t.jpg
Awesome conky setup!
 
Old 04-12-2011, 03:50 AM   #914
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i don`t get this?you use screenfetch and scrot at the same time?
dude, just tipe screenfetch-dev -s to take the screeny.no need for tiping scrot beacouse scrot is depenency for screenfetch
 
Old 04-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #915
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Nice work, looks good
 
  


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