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!
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
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.
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.