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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 97 16.33%
Window Maker 17 2.86%
Enlightenment 29 4.88%
KWin 117 19.70%
Compiz 138 23.23%
MetaCity 38 6.40%
IceWM 31 5.22%
Blackbox 5 0.84%
OpenBox 49 8.25%
xfwm4 32 5.39%
Ratpoison 3 0.51%
Ion 1 0.17%
sawfish 2 0.34%
FVWM 12 2.02%
awesome 12 2.02%
xmonad 11 1.85%
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:57 PM   #46
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Fluxbox. This year. Last year. Next year. Fluxbox. Fluxbox. Fluxbox.
Old 01-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #47
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I use Blackbox in Windows, but it's so much better than the *NIX original that I can prefer Fluxbox under Linux.
Old 01-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #48
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I use XFWM. I just went to using XFCE as my go to desktop environment this year after KDE3 was starting to not be provided as an option in so many distros. I discovered a lot of themes at, and even found it pretty easy to create my own XFWM theme. Check it out: Pewterburg-Gold.
As I discovered more about the window manager, I found out that only recently it has the capabilities of prelight effects for the buttons, but I really like it's versatility.
Old 01-29-2010, 04:16 PM   #49
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XFWM bumped since KDE4 ditched konqueror, so they get my vote this year

XFCE team! stay cool
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Originally Posted by SCerovec View Post
XFWM bumped since KDE4 ditched konqueror, so they get my vote this year

XFCE team! stay cool
Since I note from elsewhere that you're a fan of "rolling your own" you may want to check out OpenBOX, wh/is an awesome fast and lightweight window manager if you're willing to spend the time tweaking it to your personal tastes. I'm lazy in my old age and just go with the convenience of default Gnome these days, but back in the day when I was more into such things my OpenBOX set up was my fave ever. That was just one lean, mean, and clean desktop that did everything just the way I wanted it to w/o getting in the way. Oh, and just for reference, it replaced Fluxbox, wh/in had in turn replaced Blackbox.... Which probably goes some ways towards explaining why I am so opinionated about the idiocy that some of the HIG fascists have enforced upon us....

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:55 AM   #51
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #52
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Compiz looks awesome. It was also a major appeal that caused my brother to try Linux.
Old 01-31-2010, 09:41 AM   #53
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Enlightenment (e-17) its really looking good and very functional.
Old 01-31-2010, 12:08 PM   #54
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:29 PM   #55
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I love fluxbox!
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In my experience e16 and e17 are quite different
Old 02-03-2010, 12:55 PM   #57
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OpenBox all the way baby!!!
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Where's Metacity? Did you know you can turn compositing on with Metacity, and then it can do many of the things compiz does, and quicker too?
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MetaCity is already a listed option (6th from the top).



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