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Old 03-18-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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A window manager that is configured completely in .Xdefaults?


I'm looking for a simple window manager, preferably a tiler, that can be completely configured in .Xdefaults. I like the idea of having one config file for everything (windowmanager, Xterm, anything that can be configured in Xdefaults) it also would be nice if it would support completely configurable, master-less grid tiling (# of tiles, height & width of individual tiles, which program opens in what tile, etc.) any suggestions?
 
Old 03-19-2017, 04:02 AM   #2
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none that i know of.
even twm has its own config file.
possible, though.
i know some window managers that have NO configuration files whatsoever.
that count?

oh, and i think some had only 2 colors to be configured, maybe even via X resources.
could've been one of those:
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bspwm cwm dwm spectrwm echinus jbwm lwm
 
Old 03-19-2017, 05:16 AM   #3
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I found out that yeahwm is completely configured in the Xdefaults but it's not really the kind of WM I'm looking for (tiler with configurable grid layout) but I do like the movable tabs. I'm still open for more suggestions.

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Most have a .{wm}rc type file for configuration. Which is optional. I like cwm. Not technically a tiler, but hotkeys to toggle max width, max height, fullscreen, or kill, which I find very useful. And various hotkeys to move and resize windows, all the bells and whistles of a normal wm, but none of the pixel waste. There's dwm that is a tiler (by default). I'm not really a fan of tilers, okay for some dev scenarios, but for day to day tasks and gui design, an impedance IMO.

If there's something that I use often enough, I designate a hotkey that launches a bash script to set it up. Things like wmctrl make such things easy. If I end up with a lot of scripts, I'll merge them into one script that takes a single parameter and call the script with a parameter to do that portion only. I'm much more likely to backup a bash script than a config file that starts with a dot in my opinion. Plus the script functions mostly the same for any disto and any desktop.
 
  


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