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Old 12-13-2010, 08:01 PM   #16
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Thank you to all of you that answered my question about open box I have a better understanding now.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 08:23 PM   #17
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Here are some key strokes. Alt-tab is uncommented, and the others are if you want some way to see a list of the different windows to cycle through. I don't know what your functions look like, so I included mine.
Code:
Function "move-or-lower" { f.move f.deltastop f.lower }
Function "move-or-raise" { f.move f.deltastop f.raise }
Function "move-or-iconify" { f.move f.deltastop f.iconify }
Function "move-or-raiselower" { f.move f.deltastop f.raiselower }
Function "showiconmgr-up" { f.showiconmgr f.upiconmgr }
Function "showiconmgr-down" { f.showiconmgr f.downiconmgr }

#"Tab" = c : window|title : f.hideiconmgr
#"Tab" = c|m : window|title : f.raiselower

"Tab" = m : window|title : f.raiselower
#"Tab" = s|m : window|title|root : f.function "showiconmgr-up"
Awesome! I'll give that a shot.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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Openbox continues to blow me away. It is freaking fast, especially on my big, fast, desktop machine.

FWIW, though, I've been playing again with Windowmaker. As it is set up in Slackware, it's also blindingly fast and very nice to use. Tint2 works well with it and it has several more features than the bare Openbox.

It's nice to have so many options.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #19
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If you are using it as a barebones WM, fluxbox is the better choice. It allows you extra controls and the configuration files are easier to manage. Openbox is really designed to be used with a desktop environment. Fluxbox is designed to be used by it self.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #20
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I found this a useful starter for ob -

http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/
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This is the best manual for openbox what I ever seen.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #21
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If you are using it as a barebones WM, fluxbox is the better choice. It allows you extra controls and the configuration files are easier to manage. Openbox is really designed to be used with a desktop environment. Fluxbox is designed to be used by it self.
Nope. I don't really like Fluxbox, and Openbox is pretty easy to configure with Obmenu & Obconf.

Seriously, though, I know that a lot of people swear by Fluxbox and really like. I've played with it, but it didn't really strike my fancy.

On the other hand, Openbox is clean and gets completely out of my way. Windowmaker, is quite simply brilliant, but its mode of operation is different from more common (at least these days) window and desktop conventions.

XFCE is brilliant in its own way, and fun to use.

KDE is my home in X most of the time. KDE is, I believe, the most full-featured and configurable DE that comes with Slackware and it has all the really cool graphical bells and whistles running right out of the box.

For me, Openbox and Windowmaker are absolutely perfect when I need a WM with exceptionally low overhead for compiling software -- especially on my Pentium III laptop!

Hell, I'd almost be happy with TWM, except that the configuration is a bit too time-consuming for me to figure out right now. I'm sure I'll come back to it though.

The beauty of Linux is that we have some many ways to tailor our computing experience to our own tastes. Even better, my wife's settings are completely different from mine and it doesn't matter one whit.

Regards,
 
Old 01-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #22
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I found this a useful starter for ob -

http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/
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This is the best manual for openbox what I ever seen.
Very nice! Thanks.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #23
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I once used Openbox, but since I've switched to KDE I'm getting kind of lazy and KDE is such a nice complete environment and on top is running pretty fast with Slackware.

But back in time I found the Arch Wiki sites useful to get some small advices on applications and addons:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Openbox

Last edited by hyperfluid; 01-03-2011 at 07:03 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:17 PM   #24
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im using kde 4.5.1 and tint2. got rid of the kicker panel and am using just daisy dock and tint2.

looks beautiful.
 
  


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