Barebones xfce

Auke Kok auke at
Wed Jul 8 04:13:49 CEST 2009

Thiago Varela wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jul 2009 16:02:03 -0400 (EDT)
> "Arthur H. Johnson II" <arthur.johnson at> wrote:
>>> Or even better, why not make Xorg load directly this application? After all,
>>> why use a window manager when you do not want any windows at all?
>> I actually tried that once, it didn't work out as well as it sounds. 
>> There needs to be some sort of window management, otherwise widgets and 
>> popups won't work correct.
> Well, that's what I tried to implicitly state before: you don't need a window
> manager if you do not want any windows at all.
> But if you need any sort of popups or widgets, then you DO want windows,
> therefore needing some way to do the window management, aka a window manager.

start xfwm4 (nothing else) and your application only. make sure that 
popup windows are raised to the foreground. should be all you need.


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