Barebones xfce

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at
Wed Jul 8 10:20:03 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:13 AM, Auke Kok<auke at> wrote:
> 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.
> Auke

A problem with that setup may be that minimized windows just
disappear. A solution might be to also run xfdesktop and use the
setting to show minimized windows as icons.

// Alexander

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