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Old 08-15-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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What Desktop Environment/Window Manager can do this?

I want a DE/WM that I can configure/script/program to get me functionality like that...

I want a normal taskbar but when you click the menu button the drawer pops up with the shortcuts. It is tabbed with the tab headers along the bottom.

I have KDE currently, but getting the panel to move/resize like I want looks to be a major rewrite of the panel...

Any suggestions would be welcome.

PS: I also like my new console I have currently in fluxbox:
So I would like to implement that too

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Old 08-16-2010, 01:33 AM   #2
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KDE can, most of the code is there for that, just look at the plasmoid manager in 4.4+. It just need to be adapted to do that. Some earlier version of Gnome3 could, but it was dropped. AwesomeWM can too, I have this feature right now in front of me, but it take a little skill to get what you want. It's more of a Do it Yourself WM than a ready out of the box one. But it is very flexible and is very easy to extend (no recompilation or nothing, just add few line in the config file to describe what you want to do and it will work. The config file is basically part of the source code, so the possibilities are unlimited.
Old 08-16-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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KDE can't from a plasma, I'd have to inherit the panel class and create my own one (Which I wouldn't know how to add to corona).

Will look at AwesomeWM, thanks.


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