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Window Manager Ponderings

Posted 12-13-2010 at 12:06 AM by lumak

Why is it that two features of fluxbox aren't implemented in any other window managers?

1. fluxbox manages the transparency settings of any application you want. It's in the right click menu and it's extreemly easy to set there or even in the manual configuration. This seems like the easiest feature for any eye candy capable window manager to do.

2. fluxbox can group any kind of windows you want together and style them differently than other windows. So if you are working with gimp, you can group all the tool box windows together and they have a tab at the top. Definitely one of the more obscure features but extreemly usefull under the right situations. Not only that, but you can have very fine grained control over how to alt-tab through your apps and do other things like toggle key controls

I would probably use openbox if these features were implemented. So far, fluxbox is the only window manager that meets all my expectations. The only thing I could hopefor is maybe more development activity and regular releases... but then... for the most part it doesn't need it.
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