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View Poll Results: Do you use a DE in Slackware? Which?
No, I rather use a WM or sth else (fluxbox etc.) 53 42.40%
Xfce 44 35.20%
KDE Plasma 28 22.40%
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:24 PM   #31
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After KDE3 was dropped by the devs while KDE4 was still baking, switched to XFCE full time. Have yet to have reason to change.
 
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:26 PM   #32
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I love it! I will be buying it ASAP.
 
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:29 PM   #33
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.....One of the features that both KDE and Fluxbox (with the help of a little fbsetbg script that I found somewhere) have that I quite like is the ability to slideshow my wallpapers. I have well over 1500 pretty pictures of nature and geography and sights and the like and I like being able to make them rotate........
FWIW, that can also be done with Xfce.
 
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:33 PM   #34
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It can be done with any window manager, a little shell scripting, cron and a way to set the background like feh.
 
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:58 AM   #35
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I'm currently using KDE but I won't vote because it's subject to change. I've used XFCE in the past and it was an overall better experience.

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I was a KDE user from the 1.0-beta days up to the IMHO perfect 3.5. Unfortunately starting with the 4 series everything I liked about KDE was either broken or gone.
I hear that. For me too, KDE 3.5 was the best so far. It had the perfect balance between looks and function. When KDE 4 came out it was instant hate. I was never a fan of whatever it was KDE 4 tried to accomplish, the widgets, the translucency, Nepomuk. Naturally I've been keeping an eye on TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) ever since it appeared but it's just not the same, there's a lack of manpower, lack of adoption, etc.
 
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:47 AM   #36
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i use a wm. it's so unintrusive, i can't even remember its name... open-whatever? something-box? who cares???? it hasn't glitched in years.
 
Old 06-30-2018, 03:37 AM   #37
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Somehow it seems to me that Xfce fits Slackware best. It's feature-rich, but doesn't get in your way; it is stable, reliable and a new version is released when it's ready.

Yes, I use Xfce
 
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:50 AM   #38
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Thanks, you got me to try this.

https://fvnerals.bandcamp.com/
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I love it! I will be buying it ASAP.
This thread took an unexpected turn. Glad to have helped you discover them - both albums are excellent.
 
Old 06-30-2018, 05:18 AM   #39
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I use mostly KDE-Plasma with Slack64-current. Have been running Eric's Plasma5 from his TEST repository and it is flawless so far. I also go back to xfce from time to time 'cause it's clean and simple and just works fine.
 
Old 06-30-2018, 09:45 AM   #40
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I've been using twm for years, it's been supported longer than any of them

https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/twm/
 
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:04 AM   #41
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I've been using twm for years, it's been supported longer than any of them

https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/twm/
Maybe you'll like the attached settings (rather, part of them)
Attached Files
File Type: txt twmrc.txt (3.2 KB, 31 views)

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 06-30-2018 at 10:05 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2018, 07:22 PM   #42
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I've stuck with XFCE on most of my machines for 10 years or more; on a couple that barely need to have X on them at all, I use twm.

For a year or so I was a fan of Lumina, while it was still in the 0.9x versions. After it went to 1.0.0 and beyond I could never get the current versions to run properly, or most of the time even to compile correctly, so eventually I gave up on Lumina and went back to XFCE
 
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:46 PM   #43
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KDE4 at the moment. Fluxbox at other moments.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 06:15 AM   #44
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Right now I'm using FVWM2, after quite some time on i3. I never liked the automated tiling of i3, awesome and the like. I prefer their floating mode and a couple of shortcuts to tile the windows. That is mostly what I tried to reproduce in FVWM2. I also like cwm on OpenBSD but it does not work as well on Slackware.

The unsolved problem: The only thing that seems to work on my HiDPI laptop is Plasma 5, at least without spending ours on configuration.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 06:37 AM   #45
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I also like cwm on OpenBSD but it does not work as well on Slackware.
How so? I've been using cwm on both (with the same config) and I can't say I've noticed any differences.
 
  


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