mirror:world
Title:
Window managers
Authors:
Aoi Koizumi
Date:
Topics:
Computing
Id:
8f680026-76b1-47f9-9cd9-477be83e0d3b

I have like, three window managers installed on my main machine running FreeBSD 13.0-R I'll describe my brief experiences on those below.

cwm

Hardly know anything about it, aside from it being built-in on a OpenBSD base install. Turns out it's actually pretty good, and well documented. Configuration file is also quite simple. I'm just too lazy to get myself used to it.

dwm

A window manager I once disliked alongside i3 for no reason at all, besides from extreme shilling from some of its users. Only issue I had with it was because of conflicts with profanity and weechat, so I ended up recompiling it from the FreeBSD Ports tree and it uses the Win key instead of Alt. It became my second-favorite window manager, and I use it as vanilla as possible, mainly to avoid it turning it to shit.

i3

At first, just like with dwm I got very weirded out because I came from using w9wm, its perfect opposite. Adapted myself quite quickly to it over time, and eventually became second nature to me. It's pretty smooth from my experience. At least I was looking to make more use of my keyboard, and I guess I've already achieved that with tiling window managers.