TiT Radio Desktop Challenge Day 00

Last night on TiT Radio klaatu thought it would be a great idea to have everyone change to a lesser known desktop environment or window manager that you had never used. So my first choice was ROX-Desktop because it looks pretty cool and easy to use but I don’t think a single one of us got it to install.

Next was JWM or Joe’s Window Manager, I had tried this once when Damn Small Linux switched to it about 5 years ago. But I quickly gave up on it because I couldn’t get the terminal to open and I couldn’t get it to run from gdm. Knowing how lazy I am I wasn’t about to stick with something that would require me to change runlevels just to suffer in for a couple of weeks.

I finally decided on fvwm here is my desktop in Fedora 11 http://www.unixporn.com/screenshots/displayimage.php?pid=596&fullsize=1 I hope that in the coming two weeks I can figure out how to make this beast a beauty.

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One thought on “TiT Radio Desktop Challenge Day 00

  1. I used to use Fvwm2, with this in my config… Now I use metacity/mutter.

    # Try all mouse buttons on the window title.
    # Try F1-F6 – raiselower is cool
    # F4 – move without holding down the mouse button, very
    # ergonomical
    # Also, all buttons combined with alt.

    OpaqueMoveSize 100
    EdgeScroll 100 100
    EdgeResistance 100 50
    DeskTopSize 3×2

    AddToFunc “RaiseNoFull” “I” Maximize 99 99
    + “I” Move 1p 1p
    + “I” Raise

    Mouse 1 TS A Move
    Mouse 2 FST A RaiseLower
    Mouse 3 TSIF A Resize
    Mouse 1 W M Move
    Mouse 2 W M RaiseLower
    Mouse 3 W M Resize
    Key F1 A N Move
    Key F2 A N RaiseLower
    Key F3 A N Resize
    Key F4 A N Move
    Key F5 A N RaiseNoFull
    Key F6 A N Iconify

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