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Which of the default window managers do you use?

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  • rox-icewm (default)
  • space-icewm
  • icewm (or min-*)
  • rox-fluxbox
  • space-fluxbox
  • fluxbox (or min-*)
  • rox-jwm
  • space-jwm
  • jwm (or min-*)
  • herbstluftwm

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  • #6049
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    Dave
    Dave

    I am curious about how many people use the default set of window managers with antiX and which one would be considered their main one?

    This is more or less to also raise awareness of the other options available via menu -> desktops -> other desktops or f1 at slim login; as I notice a few posts asking how to make the default do more.

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    #6051
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    kernelpanic

    voted for fluxbox (without rox/space, don´t need icons on desktop), however I also use icewm (old love of my first days with linux,
    starting with puppy), just kind of switching between the 2.
    icewm in my opinion is the “completest” of all lightweight wms (extremely themeable, taskbar with app-starters …),
    fluxbox I love because of his semitransparency, the “glassy” look when set up with the right alpha combined with compton shadowing.
    jwm uses about the same amount of ram, but I always have the feeling it´s a class “below” the other 2.
    herbstluftwm just is not my thing (all personal taste of course).

    #6052
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    dolphin_oracle
    dolphin_oracle

    space-fluxbox

    #6053
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Bare Icewm has lately been my druthers.
    Back in the past. I used to play with wbar and tint2 in fluxbox. Just for experience .
    Lxpanel taskbars also.
    Gkrellim from time to time.

    Archive


    http://icewm2.wz.cz/themes.html
    http://customize.org/fluxbox/themes/59290%22

    Edited to keep the peace.

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    #6058
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    ile
    ile

    hello Dave
    more than main, is Always, here default space-fluxbox.

    #6059
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    SamK

    IceWM 99.99% of the time
    JWM 0.01% of the time

    Never use any of the variants of fluxbox, herbstluftwm, or any other WM or DE

    Never use any of the min-* variants of any WM

    #6060
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    BobC

    I suppose if I had desktop Items already there for all the things I use often, that would be more more efficient than traversing the menus, but it generally seems like it takes too much effort to put them all there. Anyway, it seemed I screwed something up, because they don’t show up anymore, even if I turn them on again.

    My setups are Spartan by comparison to Roki’s. I’m currently using IceWM alone, and use SpaceFM as my default filemanager, and that’s very stark looking, but memory efficient. I don’t even run a background anymore.

    #6063
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    caprea
    caprea

    …..was bullshit,,,

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by caprea.
    #6064
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    cyrilus31
    cyrilus31

    I used that wallpaper because of the penguin tramp stamp on the girls lower back

    And only for that reason O_o

    #6072
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    kernelpanic

    took quite some time to even recognize rokys (beautiful) wbar. I must have been fixed onto the “lower back” on the right 😉

    #6073
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    mroot
    mroot

    space-fluxbox

    Reasons:

    Fluxbox- looks, available themes, lots of outline info and howtos, tabbed windows and since I keep the panel at 80% width I get basically two start buttons

    space- I seen to be able to get more done in space because of all the options

    -mroot

    #6074
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    I use herbstluftwm on both the desktop and laptop.

    If running frugal, I tend to use either min-IceWM, min-fluxbox or min-JWM

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #6076
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    caprea
    caprea

    rox-icewm on the desktops. mostly. familydesktop with icons

    space-fluxbox on my laptop

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by caprea.
    #6102
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    jdmeaux1952
    jdmeaux1952

    Space-icewm on my desktop

    space-fluxbox on my laoptop

    I can get more done with Space FM than any of the others for some reason.

    JD

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    AMD desktop FX-8320 ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 nVidia GeForce 730 GT 8 Gb memory
    MSI laptop S6000 i5-460M 4 Gb ram

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    #6132
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    rust collector
    rust collector

    plain fluxbox

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