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View Poll Results: What windows manager do you use for you divine slackbox?
KDE 60 37.04%
Xfce 58 35.80%
GNOME 1 0.62%
other (blackbox, MATE, etc.) 43 26.54%
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:20 AM   #61
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As long as Xfce can run XSnow, I'm happy!

Yeah, I know, I'm easily amused.

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Old 04-29-2019, 12:16 PM   #62
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As long as Xfce can run XSnow, I'm happy!
Xfce is an overkill for that. Try TWM
 
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:21 PM   #63
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As long as Xfce can run XSnow, I'm happy!
What the hell have you done to my [depressing] beach scene?!
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:53 PM   #64
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Here you go, from four or five years ago. Christmas in The Netherlands.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:55 PM   #65
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i voted for "Other" i like Openbox, and use fbpanel for a taskbar, and rox-filer to draw the desktop icons & wallapaper, and i also keep xfce installed as a backup just in case
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:15 PM   #66
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Okie,
Nicely done!
 
Old 04-29-2019, 10:28 PM   #67
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Maybe that's something that they did when it first came out, but it doesn't do that anymore. Windows open normal size, at least on my system.
I have not observed that on my VM of Fedora, but it's been a couple of months since I looked at it because a Slackware update broke my Virtual Box and I haven't bothered to fix it because I've had other things to do.

It is gratifying to know that Gnomekins are capable of learning from their mistakes, but as far as I am concerned this was a mistake that never should have happened.
 
Old 04-29-2019, 11:08 PM   #68
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It is gratifying to know that Gnomekins are capable of learning from their mistakes, but as far as I am concerned this was a mistake that never should have happened.
I'm just guessing here, but I bet there was a bit of a course correction once Red Hat realized they were going to actually have to deliver this product to enterprise customers. That kind of nonsense would probably not be very well received by a paying audience that needs to get work done.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:50 AM   #69
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Well it seems that I am not alone in my disdain for GNOME 3, preference for Xfce and feelings towards KDE. I am not "happy" using KDE, it kind of reminds me windows 8 or 10 (though to a much lesser degree" in the way it makes you feel when you use it i.u. the UI, WM and other aspects. IDK why GNOME 3 just gave up, very sad. They had a pretty good WM, power too. If KDE could be more "rationale" and think of the point of view from a grandmother-to-developer with respect to the way they design it KDE could easily become a standard. Macs have a nice, user friendly, developer friendly anti-open source WM/GUI that I think KDE should emulate. KDE to me just feels buggy - as time goes on though many students, developers and laymen should see the benefits of contributing genuine quality to open source projects and maybe KDE or GNOME will be "polished" in a rational manner with respect to the end user. When I use KDE at the end of the day I literally feel like I am on ice, when I use Xfce I feel more stable and able to use my computer with out fear of "falling through the ice" (weird analogy I know) and it just brings me back to the good old (less stable) GNOME 3 days.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:33 AM   #70
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...Macs have a nice, user friendly, developer friendly anti-open source WM/GUI that I think KDE should emulate...
Horses for courses - mac osx always felt too much like a straitjacket to me. As does, to a lesser extent, Xfce. I'm just waiting for the next stable, hopefully with Plasma 5 (for the libraries, I'm thinking of Trinity for the UI).
 
Old 04-30-2019, 09:40 AM   #71
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Voted for XFCE, because that is what I used in the last years, but I recently switched to i3 to prepare myself for the gtk3 plague. So i3, midnight commander, and other cli apps. Except for a proper office suite, they do most of the things just as good as their gui alternatives. Especially my rediscovery of MidnightCommander made me question why I ever left this great can-do-all tool.

Though once KDE5 plasma is available on Slackware I will probably use that. I'm a gnome 2.xx series, refugee, and always avoided KDE and it's applications like the plague, and used XFCE and gtk alternatives. But, recently I tried kubuntu 18.04, and I really liked kde5 plasma. It looks good, it's very snappy, and highly customizable. And konsole, dolphin and other kde applications are imo better then those you find in xfce. I think kde5 is just a good modern desktop. I really wonder what mr Volkerding is waiting for.

gtk3 is really killing xfce and the gtk applications for me. I don't like at all what it is doing to the interface of my favorite applications, nl. it's wasting interface space on them and looks ugly.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:59 AM   #72
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I'd vote 'other' most notably fluxbox, blackbox, xfwm4, lumina, or razor (but I'm not going to vote for MATE).
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:59 AM   #73
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I like Xfce/Mate very much, but Cinnamon is a good and beautiful DE.

KDE for me is very inflated without need and it is very difficult to build only with the applications you want, so out of the question here.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:19 PM   #74
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Voted for xfce4 as that is what I have on the desktop PC that I use for doing work and that I try to keep running smoothly. It also has MATE (willy's) for trying out. I could live with stock Slackware (kde4 or possible future Plasma) as my workflow is very simple.

Those who miss Gnome 2 might want to try Centos 6 or Stella Linux on an old machine for nostalgia fulfillment. Security only updates until Nov 2020 I gather.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:34 PM   #75
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I still use Enlightenment DR-16. It is easy for me to configure the way I want.
 
  


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