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    Must have apps for fluxbox

    as the title says

    gimme your list of must have apps for fluxbox
    right now i have

    gkrellm
    opera
    gedit
    nautilus
    Eterm
    vlc
    KPDF



    yeah... any more i need?

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    firefox 2 (in every de/wm i use)
    vlc
    gimp
    gtk-chtheme2 (for changing my gtk themes)
    rxvt-unicode (an excellent terminal emulator)
    brasero (cd creation tool similar to k3b but gtk based)
    mpd/ncmpc (ncurses based front end for command line Music Player Daemon)
    htop (command line system monitor tool)
    nano/gedit (cli for simple edits, gedit when i dont want nano to eff up my layout)
    gmrun (omfg why didnt i discover this tool before, way better than fbrun)
    not sure what else

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    haha..Its funny.. I just posted a similar reply about 5 seconds ago...

    Here's the link..

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...14#post5148614
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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    I recommend choosing another file manager instead of nautilus. Since you are not using the Gnome desktop, nautilus will be slower. I personally use Rox, but it's a bit strange, so try thunar and pcmanfm.

    Gedit and brasero suffer from not being in Gnome too, but not so much. If you run them, they start some gnome junk with them. I personally don't like this, so i replaced them with other programs (leafpad+scite, graveman), but some might see this as a sacrifice.

    For terminal, rxvt-unicode, aterm is nice too, has transparency.

    For mpd check out sonata or gmpd (or gmpc, dunno) - light gtk frontends for mpd.

    gtk-chtheme2 is good, but lxappearance is better IMHO - has some additional options.

    If you want to have only gtk apps, replace KPDF with epdfview (i still like evince better).

    HTOP is very nice; if need something graphical, gnome-task-manager (or whatever it is called) is bit too heavy - check out lxtask.

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    thanks in return for the skinny on the lx apps... i had looked at lxde but wasnt pleased with a lot of thier defaults, didnt pay much attention to the fact that they had a few of their own lightweight apps out there too

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    My list would be:

    Feh: Got to have something to set the background with that supports transparency.

    URXVT: Light, supports Unicode, pseudo transparency, looks particularly awesome without decorations.

    Thunar: Light and awesome file manager that has support for auto mounting new thumb drives and what not built in.

    Scite: Easy to use light text editor with syntax highlighting for a ton of stuff.

    Conky: Highly configurable text based system monitor, useful and pretty.

    GMRun: Lovely little app launcher.

    Sonata/MPD: Small clean music player, with the bonus of all of MPDs inherent advantages.

    XArchiver: Decent desktop environment agnostic file roller alternative.

    RipOff: Very clean, light, easy to use CD ripper.

    Graveman: Very clean, light, easy to use CD burner.

    Comix: Designed for comic books but a very cool image viewer nonetheless.

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    I have been trying to install Recorder on my Debian. but I am having problems. See this thread. I get errors when i "make install"

    How is Graveman? I might just switch to that. Does it burn DVDs? Can you give me rundown of the features that it has?
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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    Graveman does audio CDs, data CDs/DVDs, and burns ISO images to discs.

    It does not do video, so if that's important to you go with something else.

    Otherwise it's awesome.

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    i've also been known to use,
    pcmanfm for file management
    xarchiver allready mentioned, but very usefull if you arent familiar with the cli
    midnight commander a very good ncurses cli file manager

    and im currently considering switching from mpd/ncmpc to moc... it seems very nifty

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    Re: Must have apps for fluxbox

    Why hasn't anyone mentioned any panels? PyPanel, perlpanel, even LXPanel are nice panels. wbar is a cool dock and at last but not least with adesklets you can have lightweight desklets.
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