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Old 06-18-2008, 07:08 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default minimalist window managers

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 01:38:42PM -0500, Kevin Monceaux wrote:
> Nuno,
>
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Nuno Magalh„es wrote:
>
>> The thing is i have a few requirements: i want applications that are
>> not desktop-dependant (i.e. Gnome or KDE) and do not rely upon Java.
>> This rules out a lot of text editors. For console, i use nano, for GUI
>> i'm using leafpad, any other suggestions?
>
> I've gone to the extreme with desktop-independence. I use DWM as my
> window manager and have it tweaked such that unless I happen to have a
> browser or image/movie viewer open it looks just like the Linux console.
> The only window decorations is a one pixel wide border to show which
> window has focus, which I can toggle off/on. DWM can be completely
> controlled via the keyboard. I use the plain Jane console version of vim
> even when using it under X in a urxvt window.

if you decide to investigate other minimalist WM's you might look at
xmonad. It's all keyboard controlled, tiled with a variety of
customizable tiling layouts. pretty fun(unctional).


A
 
Old 06-18-2008, 10:16 PM
Kevin Monceaux
 
Default minimalist window managers

A,

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:


if you decide to investigate other minimalist WM's you might look at
xmonad. It's all keyboard controlled, tiled with a variety of
customizable tiling layouts. pretty fun(unctional).


Actually, I was using xmonad before switching to DWM. I'll take
configuring DWM via editing a C header file(config.h) and recompiling DWM
over Haskell any day. :-) Actually I've tried xmonad, ion3, ratpoison,
awesome, evilwm, stumpwm, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. I
ended up trying DWM a couple of times before I got hooked.


Oh, did I mention I use the vimperator Firefox plugin to give my browser a
vim look/feel.




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Old 06-19-2008, 08:50 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default minimalist window managers

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 05:16:47PM -0500, Kevin Monceaux wrote:
> A,
>
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>
>> if you decide to investigate other minimalist WM's you might look at
>> xmonad. It's all keyboard controlled, tiled with a variety of
>> customizable tiling layouts. pretty fun(unctional).
>
> Actually, I was using xmonad before switching to DWM. I'll take
> configuring DWM via editing a C header file(config.h) and recompiling DWM
> over Haskell any day. :-) Actually I've tried xmonad, ion3, ratpoison,
> awesome, evilwm, stumpwm, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. I
> ended up trying DWM a couple of times before I got hooked.
>
> Oh, did I mention I use the vimperator Firefox plugin to give my browser
> a vim look/feel.


I started with wmii, played with some others, and then stumbled on
xmonad and got hooked. to each their own. Just like
vimperator... tried it but I'm apparently not a vim guy... emacs seems
to suit me better, thus vimperator was a bad fit. I find I use a text
browser more and more.

A
 
Old 06-20-2008, 07:01 AM
"Kelly Clowers"
 
Default minimalist window managers

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
<andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
> I started with wmii, played with some others, and then stumbled on
> xmonad and got hooked. to each their own. Just like
> vimperator... tried it but I'm apparently not a vim guy... emacs seems
> to suit me better, thus vimperator was a bad fit. I find I use a text
> browser more and more.

what about conkeror? It was an extension to give Firefox Emacs-style
keybindings, but is now a separate XULRunner browser.

http://conkeror.org/


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers


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Old 06-20-2008, 01:42 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default minimalist window managers

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:01:59AM -0700, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
> <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
> > I started with wmii, played with some others, and then stumbled on
> > xmonad and got hooked. to each their own. Just like
> > vimperator... tried it but I'm apparently not a vim guy... emacs seems
> > to suit me better, thus vimperator was a bad fit. I find I use a text
> > browser more and more.
>
> what about conkeror? It was an extension to give Firefox Emacs-style
> keybindings, but is now a separate XULRunner browser.
>
> http://conkeror.org/


interesting, thanks for this.

A
 

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