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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 3 2.17%
dwm 6 4.35%
Fluxbox 29 21.01%
FVWM 6 4.35%
herbstluftwm 1 0.72%
i3 20 14.49%
IceWM 10 7.25%
JWM 8 5.80%
MetaCity 8 5.80%
Openbox 34 24.64%
Ratpoison 0 0%
spectrwm 1 0.72%
StumpWM 0 0%
twm 4 2.90%
Window Maker 2 1.45%
xmonad 3 2.17%
bspwm 0 0%
cwm 3 2.17%
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:21 PM   #31
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I'd like to see the rest of the basic ones for Slackware, like Blackbox, FVWM2, but lately I feel like voting for the most basic one, anyway.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 02:36 AM   #32
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I like Fluxbox with antiX, and Openbox (minimalGUI) with Sparky.
 
Old 01-24-2019, 08:47 AM   #33
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Another 'cwm' user here, not on the list, but I think that makes three of us from the comments so far.

It's ideal for keyboard jockeys like me.
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:44 AM   #34
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cwm has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-24-2019, 02:13 PM   #35
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Being rather old fashioned, I still boot up to the console and start Xwindow with the command 'startx'.
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:18 PM   #36
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cwm has been added.

--jeremy
Voted.

... but I doubt us cwm users will be little more than a blip in the final counts.
 
Old 01-24-2019, 02:19 PM   #37
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Being rather old fashioned, I still boot up to the console and start Xwindow with the command 'startx'.
I do the same thing - I like seeing the cli, plus I believe all display managers run as root, which could possibly be a security risk in some way.
 
Old 01-24-2019, 04:10 PM   #38
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cwm has been added.

--jeremy
Actually I just determined that my window manager is xfwm4, for xfce. Sorry if I mislead you. I simply modified the /etc file that selects the Xwindow manager so there is no auto start. Don't remember now which file that is. It's been a long time. I still work from a console sometimes.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 12:52 AM   #39
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Being rather old fashioned, I still boot up to the console and start Xwindow with the command 'startx'.
so do i.
i don't consider it oldfashioned tbh. just less eyecandy, more K.I.S.S.

and what windowmanager do you use? Xorg does not include one.
 
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:25 PM   #40
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NOTE: Window Managers that are rarely used outside of their Desktop Environment counterparts are no longer included in this category, based on feedback. This includes: Compiz, KWin, Marco, Muffin, Mutter and xfwm4.
Metacity, by the way, was Mutter's predecessor, so maybe next year...?

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and what windowmanager do you use? Xorg does not include one.
It actually does: The venerable twm.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 08:52 PM   #41
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Another 'cwm' user here, not on the list, but I think that makes three of us from the comments so far.

It's ideal for keyboard jockeys like me.
I was looking for a very lightweight WM for a special use so I ran cwm on a different virtual console to give it a try.
Code:
# Put some menu commands in ~/.cwmrc, pressed CTRL-ALT-F2, logged in and ran this:
startx /usr/bin/cwm -d :1 -- :1 -nolisten tcp
Wow! Right now, I have to exert effort figuring out and remembering keystrokes, but it's clear that a regular user would zip around without even thinking how. I'm not ready to switch, but I'm going to keep it running for a while to play with it.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 09:07 PM   #42
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Wow! Right now, I have to exert effort figuring out and remembering keystrokes, but it's clear that a regular user would zip around without even thinking how. I'm not ready to switch, but I'm going to keep it running for a while to play with it.
This guy has a nice .cwmrc, here. It's what I based mine on.
 
  


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