Window Maker a very fine window manager.


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Use the Window Maker desktop on Linux


Window Maker isn't a desktop environment; rather it's a window manager. It helps you arrange and manage windows. Its only bundled application is called WPrefs (or more commonly, Window Maker Preferences), a settings application that helps you configure commonly used settings, while the application menu provides access to other options, including themes.


The applications you run are entirely up to you. Within Window Maker, you can choose to run KDE applications, GNOME applications, and applications that are not considered part of any major desktop. Your work environment is yours to create, and you can manage it with Window Maker.
You just got to love stuff that works and never changes, makes life so much easier. :dance:
 
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Had a load of fun today installing wmArchUp. This is a natty dock app that informs you when there are updates available for your Arch install.The dock app has an Arch logo that is greyed out if there are no updates and turns Arch blue when updates are available. It checks for updates every 10 minutes and when the logo is blue left clicking on the dock app opens a terminal which runs pacman to update the system then closes.

There is no Arch package for wmArchUp but it is available here,

https://github.com/panosdim/wmArchUp

Also you have to install libdockapp available here for manual installs,

https://www.dockapps.net/libdockapp

http://www.dockapps.net/download/libdockapp-0.7.2.tar.gz

or there is a Arch package,

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/libdockapp/#news

My description may not be very clear so I will do a screen capture video to show wmArchUp in action. I have just used wmArchUp so will have to wait for new updates before I can do this.

Window Maker still working well and being used more than 20 years after conception.

wmArchUp

Well I finally found time to make a short video of wmArchUp in action the link is above.

I started by opening up a terminal and having a dry run of "pacman -Syu" this was to show what a normal update would be and you can see what and how big the update would be.

Then I clicked on the wmArchUp dock app showing at the top left of screen. This ran the automatic update with the only intervention needed being a single click for the update to proceed. Everything looked to have completed ok.

Back to the normal terminal and I ran "pacman -Syu" again and it showed that there was nothing to do. I did this to double check that wmArchUp had worked properly.

As I have several AUR programs I them ran Pacaur to see if any of them needed an update. Seems like my Brave browser did, took an age to compress and instal so I terminated the video before it had finished.

The video is 68 MB in .mkv format, I could have trimmed the Brave update out and this would have made the video much shorter but I am lazy and bandwidth is pretty accessible these days.

Enjoy

 
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A few different ways of setting up a Window Maker desktop.









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