ScrotWM – Mission Accomplished?

Don’t forget, its ‘W’. If you had looked into my screenshots posted here, you might have seen that I mostly use dwm, evilwm and fluxbox. Of course there are a couple of screens I had posted back when I was using XMonad as well. But the reason I went away from XMonad was the haskell dependecy and since I wanted something much lighter. True, I claimed XMonad for life and all, but please ignore it. 😀

I had been thinking about giving scrotwm a go for a long time. But never actually did. But aragon’s scrotwm FreeBSD port appeared a few days ago, so I thought of giving it a shot. Now I am sold.  I think I will stick with scrotwm as far as my tiling wm needs are concerned. I find managing windows much easier, and moving them requires no effort. Also the config can be changed runtime and recompile is not required. The best part, the default keybindings are so simple, that work straight out of the box, and the config file requires no complex editing. So I am using scrotwm predominantly alongside fluxbox these days. My mundane .scrotwm.conf is also available over at my github page. So interested people can download the same. Here is a screenshot of scrotwm in action on my FreeBSD7.2 powered EEEPc. The colors in this screenshot comes from the Warm Colors section in my .Xdefaults. The vim color scheme is dante and it is also available in my github page. Click on the picture for full view.

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Window Managers

I know its been a long time since i posted anything related to paranormal. Sorry about that! Kinda busy with so many things these days, that I didn’t have the time to do that. But I am planning to post some stuff over the weekend. New radio interviews and a couple of brand new videos! So stay tuned!

Now I would like to rant a little bit about Linux again. I have been using a lot of KDE lately, but eversince a couple of days went back to Dynamic Window Manager (dwm). I am using a lot of terminal apps, thanx to a lot of coding, so naturally wanted a completely minimal, unobtrusive environment where I could do everything with the terminal! There is only one class of environment that can provide that kinda flexibility, Tiling Window Managers. I have Awesome, Ion3, dwm, and xmonad installed, but use dwm the most. dwm actually sucks less (no pun intended! :D) Here are some screens of my machine in action. I haven’t configured a lot yet, am planing to do that tonite and compile it again. Will post the modified screens later! As of now, the only way to configure dwm is to modify the config file and compile it again. The latest dmenu, works out of the box though I think! Haven’t checked that yet! Neway here are the screens!

Opera in action

Terminals in action