On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 03:18:55AM +0100, Polytropon wrote: > On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:15:09 +0000, RW <rwmailli...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > IMO these basic window managers are ok if you *only* use them via a > > keyboard, but if you ever use a mouse they're very poor ergonomically. > > Well, I found this a problem, too, but very early recognized that > there are window managers that can actually combine keyboard AND > mouse control at a very user-friendly level. Such a window manager > is WindowMaker. > > It can even utilize the keys on the left of a Sun Type 6 keyboard > for window manager functions (front, back, roll up, hide, full- > screen etc.) which "the big DEs" can't. > > What I don't like personally about "the big DEs" is their way of > handling windows through the means of the mouse. You're forced > to click on tiny buttons, and if you enlarge the control buttons, > you end up with uselessly wasting screen space. In WindowMaker, > there are many operations that don't force me to first move the > mouse to a certain place and THEN do the operation I want. This > makes windowing operations, especially in operations context, > very fast and easily. > > So professional window managing isn't about minimalism only. There > are other window managers that can provide effects and "bells > and whistles" very efficiently, if you think you need them. > But, of course, they're not "mainstream". >
BUT: do things i _use_ from kde and gnome work with other wm's? if memory serves, i had lots of troubles using kttsd with my favorite manager, ctwm. (i used ctwm for -years- before i finally upgraded to a powerful enough computer and switched.) i use simple cli stuff for most things, kde/gnome when i need it. and i'm sticking with kde3 until kde4 is 1) stable and complete, and 2), IFF it has something worth switching over for. that's my two cent's worth:) gary -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 2.23a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"