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Old 6th September 2010
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homie...u live in the era of obscurantism...
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u live in the era of obscurantism
FVWM is a wonderful WM (N°1 for me) and TWM comes next after it, simply because it lacks a few features that FVWM has.

Everyone is horrified the first time they see GreenUglinessIncarnated, but it is very usable and can actually be customized to look prettier.
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yep i think so! but cause dun have display manager could be a little difficult to have many DE/WM...
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yep i think so! but cause dun have display manager could be a little difficult to have many DE/WM...
Then the question is: why would you need more than one WM? Try them all and choose what suits you best. A WM is not a game you get tired of and then you try another one. You know you have the right WM when it is totally transparent, i.e. when it lets you do whatever you do and never gets in your way.

Anyway, you can always install GDM/KDM only and use as many WMs as you want, no?
Or you can add several exec xyzWM entries inside ~/.xinitrc and comment them all out (using #) but the one you currently want to use.
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I have been a persistent user of dwm for a long time, but are currently using and are amazed by PekWM. I also tried (w)9wm for a while but the inflexibility made me end that project.
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I like ratpoison and cwm but I haven't used them enough to switch full time. I have used fluxbox for so many years now that I doubt any wm could break the "muscle memory" and workflow I've developed.
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FVWM for me. The flexibility, low footprint and documentation make it a logical choice for me.
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window maker is really nice.

OpenMotif is the bare minimum you can get and it's totally customizable.
I have the Shell Hacker's Guide to X and Motif that I got from an online
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XFCE / FVWM
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Recently converted from dwm to scrotwm
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Missing my Irix desktop and sometimes even CDE Tried Fluxbox and Openbox and now I'm back to fvwm in default config.
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Default config wastes screen real estate. Remove those borders right away!
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Missing (...) and sometimes even CDE
There is OpenCDE, try http://opencde.org
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Yes, but I miss the UNIX under the hood too. Call it nostalgia ;-)
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Yes, but I miss the UNIX under the hood too. Call it nostalgia ;-)
After working with FreeBSD and with other BSDs after I tried AIX/HP-UX/Solaris I got impression that they are little stiffy at least

Especially package management.
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Finally took the plunge and forced myself to get used to a different workflow from fluxbox...I switched to cwm full time and I'm really liking it.
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XFce4 currently on this Sun Blade 1000. Chances are that I'll switch to Blacbox. Complex window managers and desktops take away from CPU performance and memory.
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XFce4 currently on this Sun Blade 1000. Chances are that I'll switch to Blacbox. Complex window managers and desktops take away from CPU performance and memory.
blackbox hasn't been updated since 2005, unfortunately, I used it myself for a few years.

The generally "maintained" blackbox-alike window managers are fluxbox and openbox, the latter being GPLv3 licensed though.

If you're looking for something very minimalistic, consider cwm(1) in base, it's not in your face and has a very intuitive configuration syntax (..and an optional mouse-click menu that may be familiar to you).

For example, your .cwmrc could contain:
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command "Mozilla Firefox" "firefox"
mousebind M-2 window_lower
mousebind M-3 window_resize
This will:
* Put Firefox in a right click menu.
* Bind alt(..M/meta) + middle mouse clicks to hide/"iconify" windows.
* Bind alt + right mouse button to resize windows.

There is already a default binding for the alt + left mouse button, for window dragging.
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