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Today I started a new project on github that aims to bring the same level of freedom in setting up key bindings that Xmonad and FVWM provides. The project uses python-wnck and python-keybinder, and coexists with the window manager. Configuration example: import gtk from wmbinder.commands import * if __name__ == ‘__main__’: bind(“<Mod5>z” , spawn […]

I think it’s about time I post my updated XMonad configuration. This version does not require any patches, at XMonad 0.9 supports modular configurations natively. New highlights: The application pager now uses icons Per application configuration. Minimize windows by using special workspaces Note that I have converted my Colemak key bindings to Qwerty to give […]

I have been using XMonad for about a year now and have finally put myself together to upload my customizations. Highlights: Labeled pager addon for DynamicLog Fast navigation between workspaces Application specific border colors Modified Scratchpad using GNU Screen Host specific settings (layouts and widgets) To use these modules, you must put them in ~/.xmonad […]

I have put myself together and cleaned up my Fvwm config to make it shareable: fvwm-mntnoe-2008-08-1.tar.bz2 It is a 100 % keyboard driven Fvwm config, that aims to make window handling efficient by making the keyboard commands easy to hit. Two instances of conky (one is double buffered, the other in its own window) and […]

If you need more flexibility than fvwm-menu-directory can give you, you can do the same with GNU find. All you need to do is to create a dynamic menu in your fvwm config DestroyMenu MenuDaimi AddToMenu MenuDaimi + DynamicPopupAction PipeRead “$[FVWM_USERDIR]/menus/” and let the shell script output the menu. I use it, for example, to […]

If you want to include the XDG menus (used in gnome) in your FVWM menu, have a look at Piotr Zieliński‘s fvwm-xdg-menu. You’ll need PyXDG to make it work. BTW he has many other exiting things in his config, so check it out. Personally I prefer to start my applications from a terminal, but it […]

Here are the keybindings I use for window management. As I use FVWM, they are written in FVWM syntax, but you should be able to understand them even if you are not using FVWM. You can easily test a keybinding by entering the line in question into the FVWM Console. Please keep in mind that […]

FVWM is fast, reliable and extremely configurable. It puts you in control of your work habits, and can behave just the way you want it. If you work at your computer many hours a day, and want to do that efficiently, you should consider trying out fvwm. You can’t really describe what FVWM is like. […]

I tried all sort of fancy stuff out there: Desktop suites, Skins, Desklets, SVG-icons, Mac-alike launchers, you name it. But I just couldn’t get satisfied. My box still wasn’t “nice” enough to work on. Then one day, like many FVWM-using gentoo’ers did, I stumbled across taviso‘s famous post at First impression: No iCandy? Forget […]