[arch-general] Openbox - great lightweight desktop, similar to icewm, but better in several regards

Ben Tartsa btartsa at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 17:37:04 EDT 2009

Stiler (in AUR) allows tiling within openbox. I find it to be quite a
nice program in conjunction with xbindkeys.


On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 5:47 AM, Andrei Thorp<garoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> I come from a place where they say, "Friends don't let friends use
> non-tiling window managers" ;)
> As such, while we're on the topic, I think nothing really gives you
> your bang for your computer power like a tiling wm does.
> Some of the best ones now seem to be:
>  - Xmonad
>  - Wmii
>  - Awesome WM (My personal favourite which comes with a run prompt,
> menus, and notifications built in)
> These systems tend to take more effort to run, but are very rewarding
> when you learn them. They let you work faster and better than ever,
> and are some of the most customizable window managers ever made. I've
> also noted a rather large community within Arch that uses tiling WMs
> and especially Awesome where it seems like half the IRC channel's on
> Arch.
> Sorry for the plug, cheers ;)
> -AT

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