View Poll Results: How many window managers do you have installed?

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  • Only one, or no GUI

    26 49.06%
  • 2

    8 15.09%
  • 3

    6 11.32%
  • 4

    5 9.43%
  • 5

    3 5.66%
  • 6

    4 7.55%
  • 7

    1 1.89%
  • 8

    0 0%
  • 9

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    0 0%
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Thread: How many window managers do you have installed?

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    Talking How many window managers do you have installed?

    In this thread, say how many window managers you have installed on your computer. Desktop environments like KDE and GNOME count as well as small window managers like Fluxbox and Blackbox.

    I have installed:

    Unity
    Blackbox
    Fluxbox
    IceWM
    JWM
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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Gnome Classic backed up with terminal, nothing else is needed

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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    I would like to try different DE/WM but I am afraid it might just clutter my system and make it more resource intensive. KDE will install a hack of dependencies. Do you guys think installing too many DE/WM might increase CPU/Memory usage?
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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by donniezazen View Post
    I would like to try different DE/WM but I am afraid it might just clutter my system and make it more resource intensive. KDE will install a hack of dependencies. Do you guys think installing too many DE/WM might increase CPU/Memory usage?
    no because it only allows you to boot into one at a time. Only problem is hard drive space it takes up for all of them

    I have 4
    1. Unity
    2. Gnome classic
    3. KDE
    4. Cinnamon (this is my default)

    thinking about installing XFCE so i don't have to run Xubuntu in a VM lol

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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Just the one, KDE kwin full, now on KDE 4.10

    also there is the Cairo-Dock session.


    There are certainly bits pulled in from gnome/GTK3 libraries for some apps when i have no choice, but no Gnome sessions.
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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Just Kwin (KDE) for me. At one point I had multiple installed, but I don't like having all the dependencies cluttering my system, and I've settled on KDE as my favorite.

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    Post Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    I only have Blackbox because it takes up almost no memory, so I use it when I run very resource intensive tasks such as gaming. However, it is almost impossible to use on a daily basis because it is so fiddly, so I use JWM or sometimes unity for everyday use, but Unity takes up a HUGE amount of memory, so I use JWM most of the time.

    (by the way, I'm not bashing unity, or I wouldn't have it installed!)
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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Unity is working fine for me, I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 alpha. Thinking of switching to KDE 4.10 though, Nautilus and its missing features (backspace doesn't navigate to previous directory anymore?!) are seriously irritating!

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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    3 here, on 13.04 ...

    1. E17 default
    2. XFCE
    3. Gnome Classic

    I removed Unity as I am on GMA500 netbook.

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    Re: How many window managers do you have installed?

    Just one, XFCE. I find it easy to configure, and sufficiently lightweight, informative and attractive.

    My only complaint would also apply to most other WMs: I would prefer to be able to do everything through the keyboard, and not have to use the mouse unless I want to.

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