On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 06:15:09PM +0000, RW wrote: > On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:52:31 +0100 (CET) > Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: > > > for X window system just use some small windows manager that (as > > name suggest) manages windows on screen and JUST START program you > > use. > > 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.
I'm not sure how you mean that. I use AHWM on my FreeBSD laptop. It doesn't have desktop icons or menus or a taskbar or dock or whatever. It's lightweight, very responsive, and stays the heck out of my way. I use a mouse. I use it for copy/paste (middle click is my friend), I use it with my GUI applications, and I use it for controlling window size and position a lot of the time. I don't see how anything about using a lightweight window manager that doesn't clutter up my workspace with a bunch of unnecessary cruft makes it more difficult to use the mouse when it's appropriate and helpful to do so. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] Quoth Larry Wall: "Just don't create a file called -rf."
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