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Darrin Cartwright
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Hello All!

I have recently run into a few problems running some Java GUIs on mwm. Most of these are documented bugs, others are just plain annoying. Anyway, I have finally decided to make the switch to a different window manager. After a little research, it seems that there are Java issues with almost all of the window managers out there.
So does anyone have a recommendation for a good window manager? Anyone have a recommendation AGAINST a particular window manager. I would rather make a good choice up front than chase the same class of "bugs" I have been for the last week!

Thanks!
Darrin
 
Adrian Yan
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Your best bet is prolly KDE or GNOME since they are widely adapted by user community.
 
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KDE or Gnome, sure, but I think most modern window managers are going to be fine. I know that FVWM and MWM have problems with window placement, but these are both really just legacy code at this point.
 
George Brown
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I highly recommend looking at the xfce 4 desktop environment, which is based on the GTK+ toolkit v2. It's very fast and lightweight, and I've had no problem with windowing apps running within it.
 
Darrin Cartwright
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Thanks for the input!!

And thanks for pointing me to xfce George, its great!

Darrin
 
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I'm using fluxbox without problems...

What are your problems?
 
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