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Old 08-01-2016, 01:51 AM   #1
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Share your configuration file of TWM best X windows manager


Dear Linux&X11 users,

This thread is to show off what can do TWM.

TWM is a versatile, light-weight, fabulous, X windows manager. It dates from the origin of Linux, and it still offer a nice platform for working but also for compiling your own X11 window manager.

Simply share your ~/.twmrc and you can as well ideally post a screenshot.

Happpy Tux
 
Old 08-02-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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I doubt if anybody use it. For those who may use a barebone setup, they probably install openbox, fluxbox, awesome or some other window manager and continue configuring their system. I know that is what I do.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #3
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:09 PM   #5
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as lean as twm, there are :
https://sourceforge.net/projects/windwm/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/kar...e=typ_redirect
http://www.6809.org.uk/evilwm/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cwm_%28window_manager%29



Is twm a viable wm?
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...window-manager

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Old 08-06-2016, 07:23 AM   #6
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http://dt.iki.fi/galleries/windowmanagers
 
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Of course, TWM is still being used. Even today, twm can be of a great use and help.

CYGWIN has TWM into the repository !!
 
Old 08-11-2016, 03:59 PM   #8
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Here's mine, been using TWM as the main WM on my laptop for the last three or four years now.
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Here's mine, been using TWM as the main WM on my laptop for the last three or four years now.
I like the icons on the desktop. Could you post the memory use of your twm config?

Mine JWM is eating very little of the memory, by compiling it the "Right" way. I like evilwm since it can be also pretty low in memory usage.

The big drawback of twm is the non automatic placement of new windows...

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Old 08-12-2016, 05:17 PM   #10
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It was written in 1987 so don't worry about anything it does or doesn't do.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:50 AM   #11
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It was written in 1987 so don't worry about anything it does or doesn't do.
TWM was pretty light, in the past, I used it when my PCs had quite low performances.

That's cool that people still compile it today to make it still available.
 
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nice one, rkfb!

twm is often included with the Xserver as a kind of fallback gui if you have problems with your DE.
but the lack of virtual desktops... not for me.
 
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Simply share your ~/.twmrc and you can as well ideally post a screenshot.
I'm... pretty sure that nobody has one.
 
Old 08-19-2016, 02:20 PM   #14
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nice one, rkfb!

twm is often included with the Xserver as a kind of fallback gui if you have problems with your DE.
but the lack of virtual desktops... not for me.

There's vdesk:

https://offog.org/code/vdesk/

You could also Ctrl-Alt-F2 (for instance) and login again. Start a whole raft of applications on this desktop and switch to and fro via Ctl-Alt-F7(F8). Add others as required.

Not trying to tell you TWM is the new desktop for 2016, just that if you do run with it you can work with it.
 
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I'm... pretty sure that nobody has one.
I posted mine. And a screenshot :-)
 
  


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