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Old 01-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by gunnix
I use icewm. I also have ratpoison installed but I almost never use it anymore.

Before that I used xfce,fluxbox,windowmaker,openbox,ion3,wmii (all for more then some weeks or months)but in the end I find icewm best in features and speed.
I never tried icewm before because I found it's look too much remind me of windows, but now I use the SilverXP theme which just looks like windows xp and I don't care.

See this page for my desktop setup:
http://users.skynet.be/six/gpure/tech/lightdesktop.html

There's some screenshots on the bottom of the page

grtz
Hi,

That's some nice looking screenshots

I especially like the Bob Marley playlist

Seeing XP but not feeling it anymore...that must be a good feeling. Im still waiting to get it. (not so long since I decided to go Linux all the way)
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:02 PM   #17
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KDE/kwin
 
Old 01-31-2006, 10:53 AM   #18
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IceWM

I'm also an icewm addict, here's my ~/.icewm/keys, i erased everything else.

key "Ctrl+F1" aterm
key "Ctrl+F2" xfe
key "Ctrl+F3" xchat
key "Ctrl+F4" gliv
key "Ctrl+F5" mozilla-firefox
key "Ctrl+F6" opera
key "Ctrl+F7" mozilla-thunderbird
key "Ctrl+F8" kedit
key "Ctrl+F9" oowriter

key "Alt+Ctrl+KP_Divide" aumix -v -5 # lower volume
key "Alt+Ctrl+KP_Multiply" aumix -v +5 # raise volume
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by johnson_steve
xfce with rox for the desktop and filemanager nice and light, enough eye candy for me and mac type click and drag action

Ditto on that XFCE
 
Old 02-04-2006, 05:47 PM   #20
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I use Fluxbox for its configurability and minimalisticism.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by antiloaded
I have been trying Gnome and Kde.
My current is Gnome.

But I know that there are alot of other good (and stable) window managers out there.

What do you guys prefer/use on your Arch?
I usually run Fvwm, although I do sometimes run openbox or xfce4.

You'll find Fvwm a pain in the arse to setup, but once it's configured, it's great.

ozar
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:23 AM   #22
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ion3/ratpoison depending on my mood. I'm starting to like fluxbox too, because it tiles windows really well, unlike both ion3 and ratpoison.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 08:13 AM   #23
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I like and use KDE, but I am becoming increasingly intrigued by Enlightenment DR17.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 10:00 AM   #24
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yeah, E17 is pretty sweet. The intriguing thing is that it looks awesome, and is really fast. Was even faster than fluxbox for a while. But i find having to click through menu's annoying. I prefer wm's with strong keyboard support...
 
Old 03-01-2006, 08:31 AM   #25
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I recently installed fvwm-crystal from unstable and I think it looks absolutely stunning! It is pretty easy to configure, has transparant-ish menu's and when I iconify applications to the desktop, the icons display the contents of the window as it looked before you iconified it! Well, I think that's pretty cool anyway. I haven't really changed or tweaked many things yet, so here's a screenshot of a basic setup.

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Old 03-01-2006, 01:00 PM   #26
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I recently installed fvwm-crystal from unstable and I think it looks absolutely stunning! It is pretty easy to configure, has transparant-ish menu's and when I iconify applications to the desktop, the icons display the contents of the window as it looked before you iconified it! Well, I think that's pretty cool anyway. I haven't really changed or tweaked many things yet, so here's a screenshot of a basic setup.
That looks pretty good. I read some articles about fvwm, but found it a bit too complicated. Perhaps I should give it a try. How much time did you use to configure a 'basic' desktop?

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 03-01-2006, 03:44 PM   #27
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I'm still figuring out how to completely modify it to my taste, but this basic desktop can be configured from the menu within a very short period of time. Maybe 10 minutes of poking around, probably less even if you quickly find a look you like. You can just try out some styles, all without manually editing any configuration files (much to my surprise).
 
  


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