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Old 02-29-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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Possible to move title bar to left or right side of a window?

I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible, under any desktop environment or window manager, to change the location on a window of the title bar. I think I've seen title bars totally separated, or that auto-hide, but not ones reorganized to be on the left/right/bottom side of the window. I find that I run out of vertical screen real estate much more so than horizontal, and it would be nice to tweak a little extra space by moving the title bars off the top.

Old 02-29-2008, 10:16 AM   #2
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yeah you can but it depends on the desktop enviroment you are using i am using fvwm
and i can put the title bar anywhere i want its actual a very light desktop enviroment and can be tweaked very easily
unfortunately i dont have any links for it i got it from linux format mag and i tried it and its good
and you can create lots of short cuts
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Thanks Mahmoud. I've been meaning to give fvwm or xfce a try sometime. They both look lightweight yet very slick.

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Originally Posted by Donald1977 View Post
Thanks Mahmoud. I've been meaning to give fvwm or xfce a try sometime. They both look lightweight yet very slick.

you can give a try to icewm

icewm is some kind of fvwm already programed, windows way. icewm has looooot of cool themes.

all those wm can do a lot, and fvwm is the best for programing your own one. You can even make fvwm heavy as a kde or gnome


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