A number of people have expressed interest in my Fvwm configuration. Here are
a few snapshots:
(Lots more screenshots, past and present, are available on my
Quest For The Perfect Window Manager page.)
My setup is somewhat complex. It depends not just on .fvwm2rc, but on various
Perl programs I've developed.
- my .fvwm2rc file. You'll notice calls to all of the
below programs, usually via PipeRead, the all-powerful Fvwm command
which reads stdout from a program and executes it as Fvwm commands.
- fvwm-desktop manages my applications
and builds the root menu.
- fvwm-theme allows dynamic switching of
desktop wallpaper and window decorations. The linked page contains the
script as well as a collection of window decoration themes for it.
- tunez (coming soon) lets me play MP3's and CD's through Fvwm
popup menus and control them with keystrokes.
The dockapps running in the above screenshots:
bubblemon is perhaps the cutest and cleverest dockapp ever conceived. Bubbles
indicate processor activity, water level shows memory usage, and if you hover
the mouse, the scene fades into a load graph. Run out of memory and go into
heavy swap, and the water turns red. Being a geek with too much time on my
hands, I actually wrote a malloc-forever program to see if it worked. It
worked. (So did the OOM-killer :-)
wmfishtime is also very cool: alpha-blended bubbles and shy fish that dart away
if you hover your mouse over the panel. I disabled the clock part; I just
wanted an aquarium on my desktop.
Here are some miscellaneous theming aspects which are not
- Webshots has a motherload of
gorgeous, hi-res nature photography.
- Digital Blasphemy is where
I get many of my rendered wallpapers. Buy a membership--it's worth it!
- DeviantArt is a friendly and
bustling community artwork site. There are some real gems in the wallpaper
galleries; do a "Top Downloads" search to find them.
- VladStudio has some
neat stylized wallpapers, many with a new-age theme.
- Menu Marble Background
- Menu Sidebar Image
- Various Wood Backgrounds
- I make liberal use of the Microsoft core fonts (Arial, Verdana, etc.) in
my themes and menus. You can fetch them from the
fonts work well for titlebars (in particular, "Snap" is used in several
of my window decoration themes).
- I use "Bright" from the
Project for terminals.
- I use the
qn-x11 GTK+ theme.
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