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Hi folks, I'm goting to select a light-weight window manager for BLFS 6.1 which I'm building. According to my search there are many of them. According to the voting on ...
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    Window manager selection


    Hi folks,

    I'm goting to select a light-weight window manager for BLFS 6.1 which I'm building. According to my search there are many of them.

    According to the voting on
    http://xwinman.org/vote.php
    window-maker ranks on top

    What your folks will recommend other than KDE, GNOME and Xfce.

    My requirements are;
    small in size
    quick to start
    one workspace
    XPM support

    TIA

    B.R.
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    Try them all an decide what you like best.

    I prefer blackbox and ratpoison as minimalistic window managers.

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    I like fluxbox, pekwm, and wmii-2...

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    IceWM. Simple, easy to edit, and very fast. Maybe the fastest...
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    Hi folks,

    Your advices noted with thanks

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    I'd suggest trying out enlightenment 16. Light, fast to start, very configurable. The others mentioned are also very good choices.
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    Hi psic,

    I'd suggest trying out enlightenment 16. Light, fast to start, very configurable.
    Tks for your advice. What I need is only a lightweight WM with basic features, not too complicate to setup. Have you /OR any folk on the forum tried "vtwm"

    I also need a picture background and am now searching a small tool to do this job, with tiled, centre maxpect, etc. functions. Xsetroot only outputs pattern. xv is too heavy to do this simple task. Any opinion on "feh"?

    TIA

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    I use Ion3, Enlightenment 16 being my last love affair. I like the future of both Fluxbox and E17, and PekWM looks promising if pekdon can keep developers behind it.

    But my opinion is try them all, everyone is different.

    I've used eterm to set the background in the past, and it seems best at the job. I've also examined hsetroot, habak, and feh. I use feh as an image viewer, and it seems the guys at Fluxbox like it after esetroot.
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    I guess IceWM is too simple and appears too much with rWindow$, FluxBox is my choice, less than 3MB, XPM support and you can set any number of desktops starting from 1. Ive tried GNOME but it have too many useless things, the only one thing I liked was the Nautilus, but I need something likea Konqueror... =/

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    jakexblaster, you might try Xfe, which is a lightweight, Fox based file manager which will be more familiar to Windows users. I like emelfm2, which is gtk2 and has a traditional two pane design. I just can't figure out where to use it, there's really no place a command line isn't better once you learn.
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