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Date:      Thu, 29 Jan 2009 03:26:07 -0700
From:      Chad Perrin <>
Subject:   Re: KDE: What a monster!
Message-ID:  <20090129102607.GB18583@kokopelli.hydra>
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On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 06:15:09PM +0000, RW wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:52:31 +0100 (CET)
> Wojciech Puchar <> wrote:
> > for X window system just use some small windows manager that (as=20
> > name suggest) manages windows on screen and JUST START program you
> > use.
> IMO these basic window managers are ok if you *only* use them via a
> keyboard, but if you ever use a mouse they're very poor ergonomically.

I'm not sure how you mean that.

I use AHWM on my FreeBSD laptop.  It doesn't have desktop icons or menus
or a taskbar or dock or whatever.  It's lightweight, very responsive, and
stays the heck out of my way.

I use a mouse.  I use it for copy/paste (middle click is my friend), I
use it with my GUI applications, and I use it for controlling window size
and position a lot of the time.

I don't see how anything about using a lightweight window manager that
doesn't clutter up my workspace with a bunch of unnecessary cruft makes
it more difficult to use the mouse when it's appropriate and helpful to
do so.

Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth Larry Wall: "Just don't create a file called -rf."

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