Grumpy Editor - lightweight window managers please!
Posted Feb 21, 2007 11:11 UTC (Wed) by endecotp
Parent article: Xfce 4.4: The best lightweight desktop environment (Linux.com)
Having used fvwm2, xfce and blackbox over the last decade I've always been frustrated that none of them seems to have all of the features and non-features that I want. How about a Grumpy Editor review with a nice table of what they all can and can't do? My preferences:
Focus follows mouse.
Click in body of window, moving and resizing don't raise it; click on title or keyboard shortcut does.
Window edges snap to each other and the edges of the screen when moving and resizing.
Raising one window doesn't raise that application's other windows.
Alert dialogs don't grab the focus.
A not-too-painful way to launch applications using keyboard shortcuts.
Some sort of tabbed interface for terminals and perhaps other applications.
Not too many bugs.
Not too much other useless junk.
I don't think this is asking too much, is it?
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