I've tried starting a full screen application without a window manager, using xinit,
which works but instead of starting at the top left of the screen the application starts somewhere in the middle of my screen.
I've tried the same using a custom entry in /usr/share/xsessions
and starting that from lightdm instead
of the default ubuntu window manager, but that gives me the same result.
I used to use fvwm as the window manager under Gnome 2, but as I understand Gnome 3 can't be used with a non-default window manager, so I'm looking for alternatives. Are there other desktop environments that have the option of switching to a different window manager?
FluxBox window manager is really simple window manager even the configuration for it really easy and you can do more to get the best performance and better looking desktop using a lightweight desktop and that what FluxBox can give.
In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other distro that uses Nautilus as the file manager, when you double-click on an executable script, a popup window like this will appear to ask you to confirm your action:
If you think this feature is a waste of time like I do, here is how to disable it:
Open Nautilus (or Caja in MATE), on the menu bar, click on Edit then Preferences to open the File Manager Pref
My window manager seems to have broke (xfce). I don't see windows around borders, the mouse doesn't display, and i cannot open the "window manager" settings from the menu (the xorg text tty says my window manager is unknown). The panel still loads but doesn't display my desktops correctly (only shows 1, i have 2). How can i find out why this might have happened?
myucht wrote:However, when I download a pdf using Chromium and click on file at the bottom of the window, Firefox opens and asks if I would like to open or save the file with the standard dialog window.This is the information needed to understand your problem. Neither the window manager nor file manager you use have anything to do with it.
I was Inspired to try Musca, a tiling Window Manager, after reading one of 2ManyDogs great reviews in his '30 Window Managers in 30 Days' post at:http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic n-30-days/I'm by no means proficient in the use of this window manager, Openbox is my default and in all honesty will probably be asking for help, a lot!
Well, I was inspired by this post in the 30 Window Managers thread to try WindowLab again. I had tried it a couple times before and liked it, but never stuck with it. Now, I would like to try to set up an autostart script to get things like wallpaper and conky working.