Alternative Window Managers
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Apr 16 00:11:58 UTC 2018
Tim here. Sorry for the late reply. Your reply somehow got
marked as already-read.
I'm not sure what elements would be Orca-specific as I don't
generally use Orca other than for occasional testing. But as long as
the application windows themselves work with Orca, fluxbox largely
stays out of my way using keyboard commands which is why I like it.
On March 31, 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> What did you have to do to set it up with orca? Also what are the
> difference between twm blackbox and windowmaker conserning orca. I'm
> running a arch linux on a vm and a blank fresh install of arch on my
> old pc.
> On 3/31/18, Linux for blind general discussion
> <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Tim here. While fluxbox isn't a tiling window manager, it's my
> > daily driver. I'm partial to the control it gives for mapping
> > keys. Some of my favorite mappings:
> > - "maximize" vs. "maximize vertically only" vs. "maximize
> > horizontally only"
> > - raising/lowering windows to layers above/below so one one is
> > always on top even if it's not focused
> > - pin/unpin a window so it appears on all desktops
> > - toggle window-chrome (hiding the title-bar, resize handles, etc)
> > - jumping to, moving windows to, or taking windows (moving +
> > jumping) to other desktops
> > - slamming a window to any edge ("move the current window all the
> > way to the top/bottom/left/right of the screen")
> > - I can move/resize windows with a modifier-key and
> > left/right-click dragging anywhere in the windows. A number of
> > other WMs let you do this, usually with Alt+drag, but Fluxbox
> > lets me change what the modifier key is (I use Mod4, AKA the
> > "windows logo key"). Same with using Mod4+tab/Mod4+shift+tab for
> > switching between windows instead of alt+tab/alt+shift+tab in
> > most other WMs.
> > - launch all my usual applications without needing a menu, just a
> > hot-key. This also works nicely since I can control my volume
> > with my media-keys. I like to have my volume-down button decrease
> > faster than my volume-up button increases. So volume-down
> > decreases by 7% while my volume-up key increases by 3%. It's
> > quirky, but what I want, and fluxbox lets me do it.
> > It's also very light-weight, not requiring much in the way of
> > resources, so it runs well even on my older or more underpowered
> > machines.
> > I believe that i3 also offers much of the same sort of
> > functionality, but I've not tinkered with it so I can't speak to
> > how it behaves. I'd be glad to share excerpts from my
> > ~/.fluxbox/keys file if you need any of them.
> > -tim
> > On March 31, 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> >> I would like to try a tialing window manager. Something like
> >> i3-wm or fluxbox but I don't know how accessible they would be.
> >> On 3/31/18, Linux for blind general discussion
> >> <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > Le 31/03/2018 à 12:46, Linux for blind general discussion a
> >> > écrit :
> >> >> Hello, I'm looking for alternative window mangers. I don't
> >> >> really want mate, gnome, and xfce. I want to try out new
> >> >> ones.
> >> >
> >> > What are your needs with respect to accessibility?
> >> >
> >> > What don't you like in the software you listed?
> >> >
> >> > Strictly speaking mate, gnome and xfce are desktops, not just
> >> > window managers.
> >> >
> >> > As an example the mate desktop includes the marco window
> >> > manager by default, but it can be replaced by another one like
> >> > compiz or metacity.
> >> >
> >> > There are a lot of other window managers, as an example we
> >> > ship in Slint all listed plus fluxbox, windowmaker and fvwm2,
> >> > whose level of accessibility vary.
> >> >
> >> > Didier Spaier
> >> > Slint distribution: http://slint.fr
> >> >
> >> --
> >> Seth Hurst
> >> hurstseth405 at gmail.com
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