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XFCE 4.6.1 window manager Pet - alternative to JWM
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magerlab

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 15:10    Post_subject:  

it's a whole DE not only window or file manager
look at xfce.org

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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 15:52    Post_subject:  

Well, I tried. Confused
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DMcCunney

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 16:02    Post_subject:  

Flash wrote:
What is XFCE? An alternative file manager to ROX?

No, it's an alternative WM to JWM. It includes a file manager called Thunar, though earlier versions apparently used ROX, and there are threads elsewhere on how to use ROX-Filer with Xfce. (The miost glaring lack in Thunar is no easy way to create symlinks within it.)
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 05:56    Post_subject:  

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No, it's an alternative WM to JWM.

No, it's an alternative desktop environment to Gnome and KDE (and all the other alternatives) Smile
Since it is a DE it has a filer, a WM, a panel, a desktop configuration thingy, a terminal emulator, a process manager, a text editor, a mixer... even a browser (in theory). Has anyone tried midori lately?

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 18:38    Post_subject:  

just something I'd like to add - for flash and otherrrs who might not be familiar with xfce ...
it also happens to (in my experience) play very nicely with the whole compiz / compiz-fusion environment - and it's probably the most light-weight desktop available that does so (erm, unless anyone know otherwise)
and, well, it's purty darn nice even by itself anyways.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 01:09    Post_subject:  

IMO The main benefit of xfce is its handling of WM hints - e.g. it handles utility windows (as used in the Gimp) correctly.

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it also happens to (in my experience) play very nicely with the whole compiz / compiz-fusion environment - and it's probably the most light-weight desktop available that does so

Isn't xfwm a compositing WM too?

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2009, 09:46    Post_subject:  

gray,

disciple is right, i don't suppose you compiled XFCE with transparency? It's a really nice touch.

I have the libraries you need to do this with, if you need em.

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Q5sys


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 12:22    Post_subject:
Sub_title: issue with editing xinitrc file
 

Gray,

I have managed to install xfce and the libs, but im having problems editing the xinitrc file. I've attached it for reference. Im using your release of BoxPup, and I love it, i'd just like to be able to use compiz with it. (why im installing xfce).
The areas you said to comment out i couldn't find. I commented out what looked to be similar and then added your commands, but that ended up giving me an endless loop when trying to start xorg or xvesa.
Any help would be appreciated!

by the way, any plans for updating your release of boxpup?

Attachment: http://rapidshare.com/files/215796242/hidden_xinitrc.txt
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr 2009, 12:11    Post_subject:
Sub_title: issue with editing xinitrc file
 

Q5sys wrote:
Gray,

I have managed to install xfce and the libs, but im having problems editing the xinitrc file. I've attached it for reference. Im using your release of BoxPup, and I love it, i'd just like to be able to use compiz with it. (why im installing xfce).
The areas you said to comment out i couldn't find. I commented out what looked to be similar and then added your commands, but that ended up giving me an endless loop when trying to start xorg or xvesa.
Any help would be appreciated!

by the way, any plans for updating your release of boxpup?

Attachment: http://rapidshare.com/files/215796242/hidden_xinitrc.txt


Anyone able to help me out with this? Im sure the solution isnt that difficult, im just not exactly clear on what to do since my xinitrc is different from the example.
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr 2009, 13:55    Post_subject:  

Flash wrote:
What is XFCE? An alternative file manager to ROX?
Confision with XFE? Wink
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gray


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr 2009, 08:52    Post_subject: xfce 4.6.1  

Updated to xfce 4.6.1 - see main post
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr 2009, 09:06    Post_subject: Re: xfce 4.6.1  

gray wrote:
Updated to xfce 4.6.1 - see main post


Thanks for keeping this current!!!!
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simo

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PostPosted: Sat 09 May 2009, 23:25    Post_subject: great!  

thanks a lot, worked great for me.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 12 May 2009, 16:34    Post_subject:  

Hi, I've just installed it and it works well, very nice fonts too so thanks again. I've seen XFCE described as "Windows 98 done right" and it certainly seems that way.

The only change I'd make is to the theme and wallpaper; the default ones are certainly dramatic but a bit "heavy" to use all the time. It'd be good to have a pet of themes for XFCE like there are for JWM and IceWM.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May 2009, 17:37    Post_subject:  

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The only change I'd make is to the theme and wallpaper; the default ones are certainly dramatic but a bit "heavy" to use all the time. It'd be good to have a pet of themes for XFCE like there are for JWM and IceWM.

tricky...so many to choose from...
http://www.xfce-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=15x100x420

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