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 01:32 UTC

Oh, I also don't use any root window drawing icons-on-desktop program. Even when I was on windows, I didn't have many icons. I generally just use alt-e to start a terminal, or a really nice shortcut in icewm is ctrl-alt-space, which will temporarily blank your taskbar (just the part that gives icons for all your open apps), and it lets you type a command (and executes it from your home directory I think). So if I want to open mozilla, which I don't normally use (and thus don't have a shortcut key nor a quicklaunch icon), I type ctrl-alt-space then "mozilla" (no quotes of course), then press enter, and mozilla pops up. It's a lot easier than going start/applications/www browsers/mozilla with the mouse.