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Bearded-flower
August 8th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Hey i was just wondering if anyone knows any good WMs or DEs?
i have tried gnome, KDE, XFCE, fluxbox and Enlightenment. (this is probably me being a retard but using fluxbox and E i xouldnt figure out how to get into my networks thing, which is a dissapoinment cos i liked 'em)
i just wanna know ypur personal favoriutes etc.
any stories or anything and is there anything lightweight without looking hideously UGLY?

gjoellee
August 8th, 2009, 04:13 PM
You should find what's good for you and not rely on other people's favorite DE or WM. But here is a list with a few of your possible choices:

DE's:
-KDE
-XFCE (lightweight)
-GNOME
-E17 (lightweight)
-E16 (lightweight)
-LXDE (Super lightweight)

WM's:
-Openbox (recommended WM)
-Fluxbox
-Blackbox
-FVWM
-IceWM
-Metacity (used in GNOME)
-Compiz (used for fancy effects)

I am not going to write down more...

harry2006
August 8th, 2009, 04:28 PM
i like fluxbox and xfce for DMs as i like to keep things simple and clean...anyways its a personal choice only.

Mark76
August 8th, 2009, 05:57 PM
You should find what's good for you and not rely on other people's favorite DE or WM. But here is a list with a few of your possible choices:

DE's:
-KDE
-XFCE (lightweight)
-GNOME
-E17 (lightweight)
-E16 (lightweight)
-LXDE (Super lightweight)

WM's:
-Openbox (recommended WM)
-Fluxbox
-Blackbox
-FVWM
-IceWM
-Metacity (used in GNOME)
-Compiz (used for fancy effects)

I am not going to write down more...

You could add FVWM-Crystal, Windowmaker/GNUStep and ROX Desktop to the list of DEs.

And you forgot KWin and XFWM in the window managers

flux_user
August 21st, 2009, 05:36 AM
How do you get into Network Settings for gnome via fluxbox?

1) Bring up root menu (right click on desktop default)
2) Go to Applications:
3) Go to System
4) Go to Gnome Network Tool

Just a guess; but I don't think your menus were updated when you logged into fluxbox. Your menus should have looked something like this:

http://customize.org/fluxbox/themes/64740
or
http://customize.org/fluxbox/themes/64677

Now the screenshot doesn't show the network tool but this should give you an idea of the menu structure that you should have seen. If you didn't see the structure; then your menu's might need to be updated.

To summarise under a different window manager you may need to update your menus for : fluxbox, openbox, blackbox, icewm etc. Update your menus and try all your Window Managers again :-) Pick the ones that you like.

PS: Disclaimer; yes, those are my screenshots and themes that I created. :-)

You can use the update-menu command if I am not mistaken. You want to double check on the forums in case I may be mistaken. Better yet; post a question about updating your menus or updating your menus for your specific window manager.

Hope this helps. :-)

flux_user
August 21st, 2009, 09:46 PM
I forgot one thing:
The SUPER SITE to Desktop Environments and Window Managers:

http://xwinman.org/

If it exists then it's in that list.

urukrama
August 21st, 2009, 11:00 PM
My favourite are Openbox, and Musca. I also use and like Awesome (2.3) from time to time.


I forgot one thing:
The SUPER SITE to Desktop Environments and Window Managers:

http://xwinman.org/

If it exists then it's in that list.

That site is terribly outdated. There are a lot of window managers that are not in that list.

For a more complete and continually updated list, have a look http://www.gilesorr.com/wm

coldReactive
August 22nd, 2009, 12:59 AM
You should find what's good for you and not rely on other people's favorite DE or WM. But here is a list with a few of your possible choices:

DE's:
-KDE
-XFCE (lightweight)
-GNOME
-E17 (lightweight)
-E16 (lightweight)
-LXDE (Super lightweight)

WM's:
-Openbox (recommended WM)
-Fluxbox
-Blackbox
-FVWM
-IceWM
-Metacity (used in GNOME)
-Compiz (used for fancy effects)

I am not going to write down more...

E16 is considered a Window Manager.

37fleetwood
August 22nd, 2009, 01:37 AM
Hi, I posted this some time ago, hope it helps. anyone wanting to add to it please feel free.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1176747

Scott

earthpigg
August 22nd, 2009, 07:08 AM
Hey i was just wondering if anyone knows any good WMs or DEs?
i have tried gnome, KDE, XFCE, fluxbox and Enlightenment. (this is probably me being a retard but using fluxbox and E i xouldnt figure out how to get into my networks thing, which is a dissapoinment cos i liked 'em)
i just wanna know ypur personal favoriutes etc.
any stories or anything and is there anything lightweight without looking hideously UGLY?

i had to find the workaround to get nm-applet (Ubuntu's default and outstanding network manager) to work outside of gnome and xfce for a project i am working on: http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/


sed -i 's/OnlyShowIn/#OnlyShowIn/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop #comment out the OnlyShownIn line of /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop to allow nm-applet to function outside of gnome and xfce.

that will open up the possibilities of nm-applet working in other WMs and DEs by simply letting it *try* to work in any/all of them. the WM/DE in question will need a system tray, of course. link above has a screen shot of gnome's networking applet running flawlessly in LXDE/openbox.

LXDE is actually a DE, not a WM. is ugly by default, but can look quite nice after about 5 minutes of tweaking. it uses OpenBox as the WM. i like it. ergo, the project linked above :D