[Techtalk] Window Managers ... again

Poppy sylph at cyber-dyne.com
Fri Aug 30 06:40:54 EST 2002

Now you've done it.

I was all pleasantly happy with Sawfish, having tried enlightenment when
I last installed and I didn't have anything set up, so I couldn't find
my way around (I got no gnome-panel, no icons, just a pretty blue screen
with no idea of how to find anything. As soon as I found the menu, I got
out of there)

Seeing everyone's praises of enlightenment, I figured I'd switch back
over, just to see what the praise is about. And now I'm in love. Well,
except for the three little aliens that came up while I was trying out
different themes... forgot I'd changed, made dinner, came back, and
there's something on my screen that looks like the three "see no evil,
hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys" *grin*

So, I'm now searching for some new themes... anyone has suggestions,
they're welcome to share them... catch is, I have poor eyesight, so I
need something that's easy on the eyes and has big fonts.


On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 14:52, /dev/null wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-08-28 at 23:58, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 03:59:22PM +0100, /dev/null wrote:
> > > i've been using Enlightenment lately - its very pretty and doesn't look
> > > too resource hungry to me (i'm running it on a laptop p366 with 224 mb
> > > ram (argh or something like that, cant be bothered to do the sums ;)...
> > 
> > I'm surprised you say Enlightenment isn't resource-hungry -- I got the
> > impression that it was.
> > The thing I find notable about Enlightenment is that it's probably the
> > prettiest window manager around.  *Making* themes for it is hard, but
> > some of the themes that have already been made are ultra-cool, breaking
> > the conventions of "little boxes" that every other window manager has.
> > (My favourite E theme is Ganymede.)
> yes, it is lovely... i started using it when i noticed it on a friend's
> laptop and went 'what is that?..'... he was also running gkrellm and
> using the shrooms pic from digitalblasphemy.com - so i kinda cloned his
> desktop, im really pleased with it... its a pleasure to work in. 
> i tend to use the Blue_OS theme... i like kinda minimal but very nicely
> done graphics... 
> > 
> > My personal preference is for Fvwm (or to be strictly precise, Fvwm2).
> > Because of its modular design, the features you don't want aren't used,
> > and thus don't take up memory.  <http://www.fvwm.org/>
> > There's an add-on which makes Fvwm very easily themable
> > <http://fvwm-themes.sourceforge.net/>
> > One of my favourite things, themewise, about Fvwm are the
> > vector-buttons -- it means you can make a theme and change the
> > appearance without actually having to make up lots of images.
> > My own fvwm theme is on my colour-scheme page
> > <http://www.katspace.com/tools/col_scheme/> (down the bottom)
> yes, fvwm is really nice... i will have to check out your themes too :)
> its a long time since i made themes... for a while i was making quite a
> collection of WindowMaker themes... 
> i really like Fluxbox as well, which is like fvwm with tabbed windows
> (yeahhhhhhhhh!)... although i still can't get gdm to recognise my
> fluxbox entry so starting it is a bit difficult :(... 
> > (And can I put in a plea for people to stop Top-Posting?)
> actually, there's a reason why i usually top-post... although its become
> force of habit now...
> on one of the other lists i belong to, there's a guy who is visually
> impaired and reads email with text-to-speech tools... for him it is very
> difficult to wade through miles of quoted text to find the relevant
> replies... so i top-post for accessibility reasons, i never know who
> might be using text-to-speech on a mailing list...
> bw
> miriam
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