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    I want to modify an X window manager already made. Where do I get started?

    I mean things like moving where the taskbar is, or changing what the default buttons (if any) look like. Is this a simple task, or is it more complicated? I basically just want to change what it looks like. I don't mean just changing the theme, but making very huge changes, that no window manager would ever offer.

    For example, what if I wanted to change a gnome desktop, so it has a start menu? What If instead of a dock, I wanted a right click menu? I'm talking about those changes.

    I have no problem with other window managers, I just want to make one that is as close to perfect as possible.

    What do you know?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Most modern window managers allow you to make these sort of changes without resorting to source code modifications. Check out the window manger / desktop configuration tools that you will find in your system preferences menu.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  3. #3
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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Check out the latest version of FVWM. It's probably the most versatile WM that I've run across and the customization options seem limitless. Hope you'll have fun with it if you try it.

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