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Old 06-16-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
dhatcher
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Which X-windows manager do you use?


I know about gnome and kde.

Which one do you personally favor? Right now I'm on gnome by default.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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IceWM rocks. Uses very little ram ,it is fast, and very simple to configure.

All of my Fkeys actually do something now.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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I have never liked Gnome for some reason, don't know why but I prefer KDE. However, I do like IceWM and XFCE4 at the moment as these are very fast and don't take up as much RAM. However, aren't as easy as KDE (not saying they aren't easy). I guess I'm lazy hehe - I like nice looking GUI's because it's a priviledge if you have the resources to use the nicest looking one's (don't get me wrong, I'm not affraid to use CLI's, I actually spend most my time and a shell)
 
Old 06-16-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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All the preferences and menus in IceWM can be modified by simply chamging a few text files.

The one thing I missed from KDE was the alt+F2 combo popping up the application launcher.

That is until I found :GRun is an advanced application launcher written in C and GTK. It is even better,
gRun, an advanced application launcher written in C and using GTK for the interface. gRun includes features such as a history, command completion from the history and from PATH, recognition of console mode applications and launching a terminal for them, file extension associations and a dual fork()/execvp() application launcher.

Set it up as my F6 key and now I can launch any app.

I think the coolest thing is that you can turn apps in the taskbar into icons in the systray so they take up less space.
 
  


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