Many windowmanager exist. Many users who
do not want to use KDE keep going on with FVWM.
Quite new is WindowMaker that became very popular and made a fast development. Additional WindowMaker works very well with Gnome.
The programs shown above are
./configure --enable-gnomeFurthermore there exist many more possibilities how you can tune Gnome and WindowMaker together. The panel from Gnome substitutes the Docking-Station and you can deactivate it with the configuration tool WPrefs. Dock-Apps that ran in the Docking-Station can be written into the autostart file of WindowMaker
~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/autostartto be started. The programs run in an icon and are visible on the desktop, too. Otherwise the applets of the panel can take the functions. But the choice is not that big.
Additional you are able to deactivate the tiles of all icons in the panel (at "Global Properties") ad change the color of the WindowMaker Icons similar to the panel color and it is now hard to distinguish between WindowMaker and Gnome. The integration is completed.
Now we have to wait until the QT-Libraries in the version 2.0 support
themes. Then QT programs can be integrated in Gnome/WindowMaker.
Since the version 1.1.12 GTK has supported themes. This means
GTK is not fixed how the widgets should appear. Meanwhile a big collection
of themes exist at http://gtk.themes.org.
A specialty of GTK is that it can look like NextStep. The necessary
theme ,which has to be compiled, is called GTKStep.
Because WindowMaker tries to emulate NextStep, too, Gnome and WindowMaker
windows fit perfectly together.
Changing the themes is easy with the Gnome Control Centers.
Another possibility to fit surfaces to the WIndowMaker appearance
is the TCL/Tk add-on TKStep which is delivered by SUSE. This program
lets TCL/Tk programs look like NextStep.
Also the terminal should fit to the desktop. If you do not like the Gnome included terminal you should try ATerm. Configure the program with the option
./configure --with-next-scrolland you get a nice scroll bar with NextStep design. Today, it seems to be a standard that terminals support transparency and a fixed background. If you need this you are able to use it with ATerm, too.
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