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    So how am I supposed to run a WM alone? Each time I install one, anyone, I get sent back to the terminal. Any pointers?

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    You just discovered installing it and running it are not the same thing. You have chosen the path to put your own DE together from bits and pieces. Cool, but this also means nobody will do it if you don't. Fortunately, in Linux world there is always someone who already has done it. Lots of documentation, too.
    Have you visited OpenBox site? Openbox
    Tip: Arch Linux and Gentoo Linux have good wiki's, whatever you need to know about Linux.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Openbox
    https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Openbox/Guide

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    List of possible solutions (incomplete).

    User logs in via CLI and runs startx.
    User logs in via CLI and Openbox is started automatically.
    User has CLI autologin and OpenBox is started automatically.
    User has GUI login. There are several GUI login managers available.

    Take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    List of possible solutions (incomplete).

    User logs in via CLI and runs startx.
    User logs in via CLI and Openbox is started automatically.
    User has CLI autologin and OpenBox is started automatically.
    User has GUI login. There are several GUI login managers available.

    Take your pick.
    Oh I know which one I'm choosing. Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterCox View Post
    Can you add a MenuČ to tint2 or wbar?
    have a look at jgmenu, it's extremely cool.
    once you have that working, it's extremely easy to put a launcher on your panel.
    it's even cooler to have it on a hotkey as well.

    also, openbox' menu can be made to show the same content (installed apps, plus custom entries), even dynamically (freshly installed apps show up immediately): https://github.com/trizen/obmenu-generator - it's what i use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    have a look at jgmenu, it's extremely cool.
    once you have that working, it's extremely easy to put a launcher on your panel.
    it's even cooler to have it on a hotkey as well.

    also, openbox' menu can be made to show the same content (installed apps, plus custom entries), even dynamically (freshly installed apps show up immediately): https://github.com/trizen/obmenu-generator - it's what i use.
    That looks awesome. Although I've been looking to install another WM, since I can't get used to arranging windows with the keyboard. It's so much easier to do with the mouse...

    Do you know about any WM like the one that Cinnamon and KDE use that can be installed alone?

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    > Although I've been looking to install another WM, since I can't get used to arranging windows with the keyboard.

    What WM you are talking about? Mouse certainly works in OpenBox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    > Although I've been looking to install another WM, since I can't get used to arranging windows with the keyboard.

    What WM you are talking about? Mouse certainly works in OpenBox.
    Yeah I said it wrong. I mean the tiling thing, when you drag the window to the corner or the edges and it automatically resizes and moves. That is literally the only feature I look for in a WM.

    I tried "awesome" but it doesn't seem to detect other menu bars. It simply acts as if they weren't there. And it also has sort of a crappy bar of it's own, which I didn't like at all.

    I am looking for something like Cinnamon's WM. I'm not sure what it's called (maybe compositing WM?).

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    > Yeah I said it wrong. I mean the tiling thing, when you drag the window to the corner or the edges and it automatically resizes and moves. That is literally the only feature I look for in a WM.

    Yes it works like this in OpenBox. Or I misunderstood something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    > Yeah I said it wrong. I mean the tiling thing, when you drag the window to the corner or the edges and it automatically resizes and moves. That is literally the only feature I look for in a WM.

    Yes it works like this in OpenBox. Or I misunderstood something?
    Heh. A little. Here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTgSFBoVslc

    At about 0:30 he starts doing it.

    Edit: I know it's Windows, but Cinnamon works the same way (Almost, except the size is fixed, if you make a window smaller, the one you snap on the other side will still cover 50% of the screen, regardless of the other window's size).

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