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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

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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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...
TheDexter1111 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
dude, thisw looks awesome!!
can you share your PS1 variable from your bash.rc ?
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,
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! :)
myawak3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
i love your stuff! iam using it right now, with all configs :)
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
thank you mate! ;)
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
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Grazie mille, apprezzo molto il tuo commento! ;)
SuNjACk94 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
non c'è di che ;)
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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