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back to basics by rent0n86 back to basics by rent0n86

Well, yes, I'm back to openbox after some window manager hopping.
I've tried several tiling WM lately and they really have some very nice features, but I have also realized that I don't want tiled windows all the time.

So I've basically assembled an openbox setup with features and keybindings similar to those of tiling wms, but with the flexibility of a floating wm.
I have to say that it's great and I feel to have the best of both worlds, though I may be wrong.

The keybindings, are badly inspired from vim, wmii and i3.
An informative description of this setup can be found here: have a look to get an idea of what I'm talking about!

As always, you can find all my configs on my bitbucket hg repo

Info:
OS: Arch Linux x86_64
WM: Openbox 3.4.11
OB theme: 2px
GTK theme: termGTK
Font: Terminus
Wallpaper: Leaf Skin
Apps: urxvt.tabbed, vim, vimperator, weechat, conky, tint2


Comments and favs are more than welcome!
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:icontheimmortalphoenix:
TheImmortalPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Bello, quindi non hai usato pytyle e simili ma hai impostato tutte le combinazioni nell'rc? comunque io, dopo aver amato openbox, adesso non riesco a staccarmi da tiling assoluto...
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:iconthedexter1111:
TheDexter1111 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
dude, thisw looks awesome!!
can you share your PS1 variable from your bash.rc ?
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:iconkla4bu:
kla4bu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Hey there,
awesome looking thing u got there, and good job smelting those two worlds together.
Already intrested what are you cooking next, or are you settled and satisfied with current wm and settup.
+1 fav

Best of luck,
klaabu
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
thank you mate. ;)
I'm still in love with this setup but I havent't had much time to play with my config lately so... we'll see! :)
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:iconmyawak3:
myawak3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
i love your stuff! iam using it right now, with all configs :)
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
thank you mate! ;)
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:iconsunjack94:
SuNjACk94 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
molto bello, mi sa di retrò e a me piace il retro :D

ed è ancora più bello se è su openbox, sei una continua ispirazione :)

continua così
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Grazie mille, apprezzo molto il tuo commento! ;)
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:iconsunjack94:
SuNjACk94 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
non c'è di che ;)
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:iconcinan:
cinan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
if you want to WM with tiling and floating windows, you can use e.g. Awesome WM and set something like: 1st desktop-tiling windows, 2nd desktop-floating windows.
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Yes, I will probably give awesome a try some day, when it will become more stable and won't break after each update.
However, atm, I don't feel I need anything else than this openbox setup. :D

Thanks for your suggestion! ;)
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:iconqx13:
qx13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
what is missing)
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I don't know, tell me :D
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:iconqx13:
qx13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
make the floor transparent windows in the terminal :chew:
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Tried it in the past, but I don't like it too much in the end. ;)
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:iconqx13:
qx13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
clear, waiting for new creations)))
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drankinatty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I'm with you. I've desktop hopped ever since KDE4 was thrust upon us in its perpetually crippled state. I'm glad it has been a project managed by kids with crayons -- otherwise I would have missed out on some great desktops. After hopping, I generally build a few more .so 's for kde3, polish up gnome and then end up back on enlightenment or fluxbox if I just want to get work done. I like openbox just fine, but always end back up on flux for some reason.

With kdemod3 becoming harder to maintain and with Jan's death at Chakra, I'm convinced that Gnome is now the power desktop (compiz addiction problem) with E17 showing lot's of promise. E16 is still great, clean and fast, and the boxtops are as stable as always.

So many great desktops, so little time...

Thanks for the openbox ideas!
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
hey, thank you for your insightful comment and for sharing your ideas! :)
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:icondrankinatty:
drankinatty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
You bet,

Glad to see another Archer who enjoys the great minimal desktops out there :)
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:icondjura-san:
djura-san Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
me likes it
me fav +1 this one :D
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
thanks! ;)
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:icondjura-san:
djura-san Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
:)
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:iconn-k-man:
n-k-man Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
nice and thanks :tux: for configs, good idea
and sorry, don't understand,
on the screen PyTyle+Openbox?
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
You're welcome. :D

No there's no PyTyle here, just plain openbox, configured to have some pseudo-tiling experience. Check here for details on configuration: [link] ;)
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rubioo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
OMG!!!
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
XD
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Talimlove-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Very nice one ;).
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thank you mate! ;)
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Ogoun Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
:) Nice one.

For me it's the same. I currently came back to OB from a trip to a lot of DE/WM.

Good idea to have information about the current desktop in the conky. I'll give it a try and hope that this doesn't cause too many wakeups on the laptop.

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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks!
The desktop name in conky is very handy. It's not a problem if you keep your update interval to 1 sec. The only drawback is that when you change desktop you've got to wait a couple of milliseconds before conky reflects the new desktop.

Cheers,
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:iconrent0n86:
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Please download for full view! :)
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