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Old 08-25-2003, 05:44 PM   #1
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Which windows manager?

Hi, here is my situation.

I work in a call center and am setting up kiosks for the calling floors. These kiosks have redhat 8 installed and are locked in a loop that only allows mozilla and other web applications (java applets) to be used. So basically the call floor workers only have a browser and no overly obvious way to get to the OS. Right now I'm using the mwm windows manager. I'd like a windows manager that allows the user to easily see all the browser windows they have open, instead of having to move/close the open browser windows around. I'd like the minimized windows to be easily accessible too.

Yes, I know about the "window" menu at the top of mozilla, but that isn't obvious enough for our users. More importantly, java applet windows don't show up in the window list and that is big part of why I'd like to get this working.

So, based on that information what windows manager should I use? If you need more information, let me know.
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Window Maker, maybe?
Old 08-25-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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TWM is pretty light, and its got an Icon bar thats pretty easy.

Why not tell the people to use Mozilla Tabs, that way you can just keep everything in one Window.

All it is is middle clicking a link, not hard.
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I'm thinking window maker too
Old 08-25-2003, 06:07 PM   #5
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With fluxbox they can easily alt+tab like to change between windows. The same with icewm except it provides a taskbar similar to windows where you can see the open apps. ice also lets you alt+tab.
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