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Re: Metacity window manager

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 12:15:33 -0700, Marc Wilson <msw@cox.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 04:06:45PM +0200, Wim De Smet wrote:
> > I don't think there is any way in metacity to launch apps though
> > (except by loading gnome-panel) which is something all aforementioned
> > window managers seem to have. I think most people expect at least this
> > functionality in a wm.
> You could have your .xsession file also launch an xterm, and then launch
> them from there.  Been done that way for years.

I always thought some kind of menu system was a requisite for a
desktop environment until I started using ion.

Ion does provide such a menu but I almost always use a 'run' menu
binding instead, which supports tab-completion, has a history etc.

Jon Dowland

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