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    Could anyone name a Desktop manager which

    * can exec any command binded to a hotkey
    * has windows- , gnome- like start menu
    * is quite lightweight
    * has nothing except background image on desktop

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    Something like this? (That's a shot of my desktop)

    I'm using IceWM. No icons, no menu bar. You can assign hot keys, but the really slick thing about this is one right mouse click on the desktop and the menus pop up.
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    Great!
    I've tried to use IceWM year later but there was no background image supported.
    There was a buggy program for the background but on my Duron-750 it used 7% cpu

    So, how did you manage to locate a background?
    And what are those things on the right?

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    Any ol' JPEG image will do and IceWM will set it to the background.

    The monitor on the right is GkRellm. Monitors CPU, Processes, Disk, NIC and mail for me. Slick little utility.

    Once ES17 is final on Enlightenment, I'm going to give that a shot. As much as I like IceWM, Enlightenment is supposedly even quicker on an older system (I'm running a PIII 450).
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    I'm using a very simplified Xfce (also no icons, very simple, though even in KDE I stopped using icons a while a go). Xfce is pretty light-weight, I have not got around to setting up the keyboard shortcuts.
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