The Fluxbox Windowmanager

18 Apr

This article is part 4 of a series.

What fascinates me about Fluxbox is its history. It has been around for a very long time (since ~2001), is still actively developed and has a devoted user base. In its early days it must have been the number one alternative window manager / desktop environment for all the leet & stylish linux hackers.

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The i3 Window Manager

31 Jan

Part three of a series.

i3 is a tiling window manager. That's how it advertises itself, but dynamic and floating both apply, too.

On a minimal system like mine, the windowmanager is most of the working environment. To determine how well it supports my workflow and integrates with my other utilities, I have to use it for a while. Longer than planned, I simply never got around to testing the next windowmanager or even going back to my old favorite openbox. Which is a good sign - i3 is usable.

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twm window manager

12 Nov

twm is historical. It dates back to 1987, and is still being developed (although I think "maintained" would be more appropriate). I simply wanted to try it out and see what I can do with it, if I can customize it to my needs, both in functionality and looks.

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dwm window manager

12 Nov

I am interested in window managers that can do both tiling and floating layouts. I don't think I'll ever become a tiling purist, but trying out dwm for some longer time has been a good experience.
There's some truth in it - the lack of "features" helps to focus on what's relevant. Both looking at and getting around my dwm desktop has been a pleasant experience (i cannot pretend that looks aren't important at all).

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17 Window Managers

06 Aug

This article has grown to 19 windowmanagers by now. It might grow even more.
But of course there are even more window managers than this! I think Linux is somewhat famous for having so many.

My interest was in those that

  • typically run in a standalone session (not as part of a desktop environme...

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