[Techtalk] Window Managers ... again

Sophie sophie at cats.meow.at
Sat Aug 31 17:32:59 EST 2002

On Sat, Aug/31/02 06:49:26PM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 10:52:32PM +0100, /dev/null wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-08-28 at 23:58, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > 
> > 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 :(... 
> What do you mean, like fvwm but with tabbed windows?  Oh, you mean you
> can stack windows on top of each other, and flip between them.

fyi, fluxbox is "like blackbox with tabbed windows" (as opposed to fvwm), because it's stuck ontop of the blackbox source.

Regarding the origional subject of this thread, blackbox also happend to be low on resource consumption (mostly because it uses vectored gradients for themes, as opposed to pixmaps), whilst remaining rather pretty.

imho though, fluxbox a kludge, and badly implemented. The origional tabbed windows idea comes from pwm, which again, I recommend for being small and amazingly useful, although not as pretty. (And yes, I've used icewm et al and found them unsatisfactory)

- sophie

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