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Re: Gome and window managers.

Stan Brown <stanb@awod.com> writes:
SB> Could someone pleas explain the relationship between Gnome and
SB> windo managers?

They're orthogonal.  You can run any window manager you want with
GNOME and it'll work just fine[1].

SB> Is there a "Gnome Prefered" window manager?


SB> How do I set up to sue it if there is?

Change it under Settings, Desktop, Window Manager off the GNOME menu.
You'd probably also need to install it using the normal Debian scheme
(use dselect or some such, or 'apt-get install foo' for whatever value 
of foo).

SB> If not couldsomeone give me a recomenadtion as to which one to use
SB> with Gnome?

Well, I like Sawfish; it seems to be reasonably featureful and
configurable, and not too bloated.  If I wasn't running Sawfish, I'd
be running FVWM2.  It wouldn't hurt to play with different window
managers to find one you liked, or maybe to look at
http://www.plig.org/xwinman/ for a listing.

[1] There is such a thing as a GNOME-compliant window manager.  This
potentially allows GNOME applications to do things (like adjust the
stacking order) that they couldn't normally do under X, and it's
necessary if you want to use the GNOME pager or task list applets.
But besides that, having GNOME compliance doesn't really matter.

David Maze             dmaze@mit.edu          http://www.mit.edu/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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