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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 22:44    Post subject:  treewm
Subject description: (a different gui for managing windows and desktops)

Not real fancy, but quite interesting - treewm may be a good choice for smaller screens. Lots of options and seems stable , only bad was when I closed the root desktopº accidentally Laughing typing in the dark to get back (prompts are for sissies Wink

Some errors at compile/make (xprop and xkill went south) but it dumped the binary in src and after a bit of use seems fairly functional. Start it up with wbar or similar so you're not at a loss. Full size first screenie @217k, later wide screenie @131k, an extra note there: using a roxpin 'locks' the viewport down so there's no panning. Very likely some may be able to do better, but here's my archive fwiw as a taste (done on p431).

º a short story there - afterwards I had some issue with xfe fm (it opened but didn't 'show' in other wms.. a puzzle! Some time later (after a trace with htop among other things which clued me back to treewm - aha it might be a good idea to "Release Windows" and whahalla, that lil' bit solved Very Happy but not a long-term solution for me).

(from running xpad) Due to some initial 'thrashing', my favorite file manager(s) xfe don't show in other wms - they show on htop as loaded but not visible (what can you do with an 'invisible' fm in a gui .. unless you have most excellent recall of key cmds). Oddly enough, xfw/v works fine so it's just irritating (but getting reaquainted with rox is ok maybe).

Funny, that 'forces' me to use treewm when I do moderate to heavy fm tasks - perhaps I'll be getting really familiar with treewm Wink screenie of the culprit's props @41k

FYI - some accidental input may throw you into a blackscreen (Lost In Space "DANGER, Will Robinson!") but it may be possible to save ~or~ change to another wm Laughing .. recently my p431 (and wary514) got back to a 'normal' visible Prompt, so that's a relief for my sissyside Wink

overview and readme

Feel free to give examples of your ~/.treewm file (as an attachment works if you spoof the extension or just archive it). It likes full paths for the native button icons (if that's not in my sample), /usr/share/treewm/pixmaps is a handy dir for those (and any syms like a default generic if you want an icon for apps that don't show one when minimized). Comments and so on welcome as well .. btw, yeahlaunch works nicely for a lite launcher 'til you get stuff sorted natively Smile

___addenda 120901___
Finally got treewm going in racy 5.3 screencap-link @239k
.. a somewhat related forum-link about charsets and UTF-8 un/ticking
Description  here's my current work-in-progress, fwiw..

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Filename  treewm-0.4.5a.tar.gz 
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