usable window manager for FC3?
qralston+ml.redhat-fedora at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Dec 22 05:33:58 UTC 2004
I see that in terms of window managers, FC3 dropped sawfish and added
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, this means that from my point of
view, FC3 does not have a usable window manager.
As far as I'm concerned, a usable window manager must support the
2. The ability to bind events to keyboard/mouse combinations,
such as binding "Raise Window" to "Meta+MouseButton1".
3. The ability to disable "raise on click" behavior.
4. The ability to disable "raise on focus" behavior.
The last time I checked, metacity failed #3, and Havoc refuses to add
xfwm4 appears to fail capability #2.
twm and mwm fail capability #1.
If my assessment above is wrong, I would appreciate corrections, as I
would greatly prefer to use one of the window managers that comes with
Otherwise, if my assessment is correct: what are those of you who also
demand the above capabilities using? Sawfish from CVS? Something
James Ralston, Information Technology
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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