Linked by Rahul Gaitonde on Thu 22nd Jul 2004 18:23 UTC
Window Managers IceWM is a lightweight window manager for UNIX-like systems. Although widely used, it is often underrated - there is hardly any IceWM-related content on the Internet. This article is my attempt to share my experiences as a longtime IceWM user. It contains tips and tricks, usage scenarios, and makes use of examples whenever possible to better demonstrate IceWM's features and capabilities. Finally, the article is meant for those with some familiarity with UNIX, but who are new to IceWM.
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Re: @ saberworks
by saberworks on Fri 23rd Jul 2004 01:29 UTC

The theme is called elberg and I got it from - I have changed the fonts from the original theme though, because I didn't like them.

Why do you say my taskbar is hideous? It's very simple and has every program I use sort of often but not often enough to warrant a shortcut key. I downloaded an icon pack from, which is where all those icons came from.

The thing I like most about IceWM (other than its speed) is the fact that it's very easy to set key bindings. I have alt-e for my terminal, alt-f1 - alt-f4 for my four desktops, alt-v for my gvim (which is what I use most of the time - I work as a perl programmer), and quite a few other interesting ones.

I got the desktop background from as well but I don't use that one anymore - I now have darth vader but I'm too lazy to upload another shot ;)