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[ale] What were they thinking?


I, too, use and appreciate Blackbox.  But in building lowend boxen for friends
and clients, I hesitate for just one reason --- menu changes must be hand-
edited.  If you know of a tool that avoids this problem, I'd like to know about

Meanwhile, I'm installing XFce for others because it is lightweight, yet has (1)
menus that are easily modified (2) a diskette app that mounts / runs file manager
/ unmounts automatically (3) icons displayed for minimized apps.   Plus it is
under active development.


Michael Perigard wrote:

> I adore blackbox. I use it at home on linux and at work on AIX (instead of
> the bloated dtwm that they push out.) It's small, it's fast, it has a good
> user base, and (if you really wanted to) you can run desktops like Gnome
> and KDE (stick around and wait for them to fix it?) on top of it;
> remember, it's a window manager, not a desktop.
> Support for dockapps, key shortcuts (with bbkeys), and best of all, its
> small! For some of you in recent posts with those speedy machines loaded
> wih ram, that may not be a problem, but it's always nice to conserve
> resources.
> Since it doesn't take too much time to compile and install, it's at least
> worth a look. And you can always visit bb.themes.org to take a peek at
> what other people have done with it. Youll be suprised.
> -Michael Perigard
> Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
> Savannah, GA
> On Tue, 8 May 2001, JackM wrote:
> > Might take a look at:
> >
> >
> > http://blackbox.alug.org/
> > http://www.xfce.org/
> >
> >
> > > Does anybody have any suggestions for a good Window
> > > Manager or Desktop besides KDE or Gnome?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Jeff Layton
> > >
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