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Hedon James

Wow...this is the most modern looking take on Window Maker I have seen.  This may tempt me to tinker with WM in a VM?!

 

Does WM have a native right click desktop/root menu?  Or would I have to add something like jgmenu for that functionality?

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I do not as I have not used it since the early 2000s but Abarbarian could tell you for sure.

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saturnian

Yeah, that looks nice! I used Window Maker for awhile but it's been years. Hedon James, check out this site: https://www.windowmaker.org/

 

Dig around there -- all the info you'll need is there, as I recall. And you can see the menu in that screen shot on the Window Maker home page, might be enough to answer your question.

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Hedon James
11 hours ago, saturnian said:

Yeah, that looks nice! I used Window Maker for awhile but it's been years. Hedon James, check out this site: https://www.windowmaker.org/

 

Dig around there -- all the info you'll need is there, as I recall. And you can see the menu in that screen shot on the Window Maker home page, might be enough to answer your question.

 

That sure does look like a native WM root menu?!  That is so ingrained in me now, that it's one of my first criteria.  If it doesn't have one, I'm adding jgmenu right away!  LOL!

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saturnian

I know what you mean -- I love having that desktop right-click menu, too! As I recall, Window Maker's was a bit different. I can't remember what exactly was different about it, though!

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saturnian

I was using Window Maker about 5 years ago, in Bridge Linux. The official documentation and this Arch wiki page were very helpful to me.

 

I thought it was quite interesting that menus/submenus could be "detached", then could be kept open and moved around the desktop -- that's a feature I haven't seen elsewhere.

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abarbarian
7 hours ago, saturnian said:

I was using Window Maker about 5 years ago, in Bridge Linux. The official documentation and this Arch wiki page were very helpful to me.

 

I thought it was quite interesting that menus/submenus could be "detached", then could be kept open and moved around the desktop -- that's a feature I haven't seen elsewhere.

 

That detach feature is neat. I use it when I am choosing a new theme. Or if I like the look of my windows etc and just want a new background I detach the "images" section and try out different wallpapers. So easy to change themes as you do not need a restart. An if you like to make your own theme up it is a doddle to accomplish.

 

Arch has a ton of dock apps some usefull and some just total time wasters. I have several more that I have found the source files for and intend testing them out at some point.

If you would like any or any of the themes give us a shout.

 

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On 1/31/2020 at 11:41 AM, abarbarian said:

 

So easy to change themes as you do not need a restart.

 

I do not think that you have to restart in any environment to apply a theme as they can be changed on the fly.

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