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Dornith 09-13-2012 07:44 PM

Console Window Manager
Are there any window managers that would basically just be console, except it could have windows open?

I'm imagining something like if the background was a console.

speck 09-13-2012 08:46 PM

Under X, you could run a minimal window manager (Ratpoison, i3, dwm, etc) or dvtm if you don't want to run X at all.

There are also terminal multiplexers (like screen and tmux) that can do similar things for console applications (and they run with or without X).

frankbell 09-13-2012 10:13 PM

You might want to look at tiling window managers. Wikipedia has a pretty good description of what they are, with pictures:

The Arch wiki has a good comparison of their different features:

segmentation_fault 09-14-2012 04:20 AM

You can read about tiling window managers and get a rough idea, but you really should try them. I switched from blackbox to i3 for some days now, and I am really excited.

sycamorex 09-14-2012 04:29 AM

Yes, tiling window managers rock (especially i3). As mentioned in one of the posts above, if you do not want to run X, dvtm is the one.

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