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Old 10-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #1186
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Never tried wmii, is it able to resize tiles, so that it can look like this:
Code:
+----------------------+-----------+
|                      |           |
|                      |           |
|                      +-----------+
|                      |           |
|                      |           |
|                      |           |
|                      |           |
|                      |           |
+----------------------+-----------+
I am currently searching for something lighter than Xmonad (the needed Haskell compiler, ghc, currently takes 548MB disk-space), but with the same functionality (and easy to customize).
It most certainly can.

It can also split it like
Code:
+-----------------------------------+
|                 |                 |
|                 |                 |
+-----------------+                 |
|                 |                 |
|                 +-----------------+
+-----------------+                 |
|                 |                 |
|                 |                 |
|                 |                 |
+-----------------+-----------------+
And any other way you'd like. It's far more dynamic than awesome or dwm although it does less of the work for you. So you'll have to resize those windows yourself (or set rules for them) by hand or by mouse.

Other features of wmii that I like:
You can have more than two columns.
Each column can have as man clients as you like
Each column can separately be in any of 3 different modes, max (monocle for the dwm users), stacked (you can see it on the screenshot on their site), floating, and 'default' which isn't actually the default once installed. And default is what makes it tile like above.
It's configurable in bash, python or ruby (I use python personally but now that I'm more experienced with bash, I'll see what I can do with that config file).
It's fast.
All dependencies are baked in (no worrying about having the proper things installed).
Supports xft fonts for window handles and wmii-bar.
Has nice tagging layout.
Does not require a recompile to apply changes to your rc file.
Written entirely in C.

Also the developer, Kris, is available in #wmii on irc.OFTC.net as John-Galt. He's usually quite nice and willing to help, just don't bug him with stupid questions that are in the pdf :P

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:38 PM   #1187
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Thanks for that info, the recompiling thing is what bugs me a bit with dwm, so I will try wmii and i3 also.

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once you have more than a couple of tiles, the size gets so small that they become impractical to use.
Depends on the size of the monitor, but you are right, I don't use the tiles layout on all workspaces either.

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:47 AM   #1188
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I tried i3 but I don't find it nearly as snappy as wmii. Also, the concept of i3 (how it works and looks) was based off wmii.

Having spent a lot of time trying to find the 'right' tiling wm (for me) I started with dwm, which I still like because I have to do a little less work to tile. I didn't even bother with XMonad because I had no interest in downloading and installing ghc. I then tried an old version of awesome (for which there were slackbuilds) but that seemed too fancy and wasn't exactly what I wanted. I kind of liked musca but didn't like how static it was.

I then came upon wmii which I thought was hard to configure at first but which I love now because of exactly how configurable it is.

I tried i3 (before I educated myself more on bash and python) but didn't find it nearly as slick as wmii.

I also tried ratpoison and scrotwm but the former is all keychains for "short"(more like long, am I right?)cuts and scrotwm is nice but the bar is ugly and I didn't feel like bothering with dzen(:?2) so I went back to wmii and am quite content.

But like I said, I still use dwm on machines I can't install wmii on. I should take a screen shot of my lab computer... but I won't.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #1189
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As you can see here wmii is able to do what I want. Actually this was at the first try, I just took the frame with the mouse and moved it upwards. Have to figure out how to do that with the keyboard, but shouldn't be that hard.
So, I will take some time to tweak wmii the way I want (need a notification area/tray for Skype/Claws Mail/ ...), then I will ditch Xmonad (and ghc) for it.

By the way, something went wrong when I tried to compile wmii 3.9.4, no error messages, but did't work as it should, so I just to a package for Arch and installed that. Works fine, as far as I have seen.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 09:27 PM   #1190
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Mod-Control-R allows you to enter "resize mode" and h/j/k/l allows you to resize in those directions. Control-h/j/k/l reverses the movement in those directions. Esc allows you to exit resize mode.

Also Mod-Control-T allows you to enter "passthrough mode". If you use pentadactyl then you understand this. Otherwise, this allows you to use whatever key you defined as Mod.

I didn't think there was a 3.9.4 but there is a 3.9.2. And the notification area/tray may require dzen2 but I don't know since I don't use any clients that take advantage of a notification area besides Pidgin.

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:02 PM   #1191
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My fairly VERY simple desktop.

XFce with adjusted layout to mimic Windows 7 functionality with icons and tool placement.
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File Type: jpeg desktop.jpeg (192.9 KB, 220 views)

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #1192
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My fairly VERY simple desktop.
XFce with adjusted layout to mimic Windows 7 functionality with icons and tool placement.
Nice. IMHO, xfce4 is overkill, but I am a big fan of xfce4-panel, which offers a purrfect balance of features, looks, and performance.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 02:49 PM   #1193
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Mod-Control-R allows you to enter "resize mode" and h/j/k/l allows you to resize in those directions. Control-h/j/k/l reverses the movement in those directions. Esc allows you to exit resize mode.
Can't get that to work, may be you can help me with that in this thread.

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And the notification area/tray may require dzen2 but I don't know since I don't use any clients that take advantage of a notification area besides Pidgin.
I noticed that wmii has a tray application (witray), so that isn't a problem.
 
Old 10-24-2011, 01:57 AM   #1194
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slackware openbox

Slackware using Openbox with Xaos image as background.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:59 AM   #1195
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My fairly VERY simple desktop.

XFce with adjusted layout to mimic Windows 7 functionality with icons and tool placement.
Awesome. Do you have a link to the wallpaper?
 
Old 10-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #1196
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Slackware using Openbox with Xaos image as background.
I really like that openbox set-up ... can't explain it, but it's beautiful in its simplicity.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #1197
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Slackware64 13.37 with Enlightenment 17.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #1198
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My current desktop on my new HP Elitebook 2540p.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1574277/Scre...09%3A48_PM.png
 
Old 11-11-2011, 08:14 AM   #1199
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Slackware-13.37 + xfce-4.6.2 + conky + wbar

[IMG=http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6362/screenshot1111201102092.th.png][/IMG]

[IMG=http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/3839/screenshot1111201102095.th.png][/IMG]

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #1200
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A Tron-like desktop:

Clean:

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/8...1111120103.png

Fake busy:

http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/5...1111120104.png

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