4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Jul 16 11:01:32 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:39:18PM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2009-07-13, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can anybody could recommend other window managers that work
> > well with XFCE desktop and panel?
> I've been trying out openbox, and it works quite nicely so far.
> Despite the claims for being ultra-lightweight, its footprint
> (on my system) is probably a bit larger than xfwm4:
>     17643 grante    20   0  9028 5384 3964 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.50 openbox
>     17644 grante    20   0  8680 5072 3936 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.04 openbox
>     17784 grante    20   0 15240 8312 6992 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.16 xfwm4
> Since I have two displays, I have to run two instances of
> openbox.  Since only one instanc of xfwm4 is required, it ends
> up using a couple MB less total memory.  I think.  It sort of
> depends on how much of the openbox shared space is actually
> shared with other non-openbox applications, and how much of the
> resident space is in fact shared with other apps (since what
> one cares more about resident size).
How does running openbox (or fvwm if it was me) with xfce differ from
running it with gnome?  ... and more to the point how do I set things
up to do one or the other?  If I just install (say) fvwm using apt-get
then I'll get a choice at login time of xfce *or* fvwm and if I select
fvwm I basically get a gnome system with fvwm as the window manager.

Is there a way to get an 'xfce' system with fvwm as window manager?
That would actually work well for me as then I can still (presumably)
use all the ready made xubuntu set-up/configuration tools but I can
arrange my desktops/windows using fvwm.

Chris Green

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