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Re: Which lightweight window manager with menu auto-update?

If I understand Ottavio correctly, he wants to have a menu for a
window manager.  That sounds like point&click and easy to use.
In that case dwm or i3 might not be the right ones.  I don't
know what the problems with fluxbox-menu are, but maybe they are
easily solvable.  I don't use fluxbox menus to run applications,
so cannot comment on that.  "Modern" graphical applications
place those .desktop files somewhere for themselfs to make
"modern" desktop environments find them.  Other systems use
those to generate menus for window managers like jwm or fluxbox.
So this might be the right way to go.

If fluxbox-menu does not work right, maybe menumaker in
pkgsrc-wip is an option.  See [1] and [2].



On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:44:54AM +0100, Béla wrote:
> You can't go wrong with dwm or i3... both use dmenu by default I believe.
> On 11/14/2013 17:11, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> > I've finally managed to have a usable desktop installation on my
> > Thinkpad X61. I have X running, Firefox (I need to install the Flash
> > plugin) and wpa_gui running fine with dhcpcd in the background.
> > 
> > I have used Fluxbox for long time on various Linux distribution, but I
> > haven't managed to have it auto regenerate its menu on Netbsd (I can
> > expand that if necessary). The file structure is different from the
> > one on Slackware and other Linux distros and I couldn't reuse my
> > existing configuration files.
> > 
> > I am looking for a recommendation for a lightweight manager that can
> > update itself after installing new packages and doesn't list non
> > existent applications. I have also tried Joewm but unfortunately I had
> > the same problem.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 

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