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IceWM

IceWM is a window manager designed for speed, usability, and consistency. It is able to emulate the looks of Motif, OS/2, and Windows, and allows you to have a customizable look using pixmaps.

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  •  15 Sep 2013 10:23

    Release Notes: This release fixes a crash with "Cascade" and a crash when dragging Task bar app icons.

    •  17 Apr 2006 01:42

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  12 Oct 2005 17:52

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  12 Jan 2005 03:46

          Release Notes: The default binding for MouseWinMove and MouseWinSize was fixed and reverted. A one pixel border when the task bar is at the top of the screen was fixed, and a problem with themes not loading from a user directory was corrected.

          •  06 Jan 2005 02:45

            Release Notes: This release fixes the crash/build failure when the taskbar is disabled, and fixes building/linking with some gcc/g++ versions.

            Recent comments

            05 Jan 2006 20:27 chaoticthought

            Re: For those who use X, text terminals, AND a mouse at the same time


            > Cons:

            > I only recommend this WM if you use the

            > console alot because IceWM lacks desktop

            > icons as well as a 'good' programs menu.

            I am not aware of /any/ window manager that provides desktop icons. If you are thinking of GNOME and KDE--the desktop icons on those environments are provided by separate programs (Nautilus and kdesktop, respectively).

            You can even use IceWM with GNOME and KDE if you want--see www.google.com/linux for more information.

            05 Jan 2006 01:18 bmg300

            For those who use X, text terminals, AND a mouse at the same time
            Pros:

            IceWM supports everything I want as far as window management. Nothing more, nothing less. The toolbar includes network monitor and CPU monitor. The low memory useage is a plus.

            Windows can be made fullscreen and they can be moved to virtual desktops. There are 7 levels of topmost states!

            Cons:

            I only recommend this WM if you use the console alot because IceWM lacks desktop icons as well as a 'good' programs menu. The most useful feature is the toolbar buttons.

            Other thoughts:

            Put firefox, terminal and a few other programs on the toolbar and that's all you'll ever need. My programs menu is empty.

            09 Jun 2005 04:49 jaromrax

            bug in command line?
            Hi,

            im using :0 and VNC managed wins by iceWM. I just cannt avoid loading the same preferences via icewm -n or icewm -c pref_file. I avoid it in .vnc/xstartup by copying preferences there and back.

            Anyway, nice mng.

            bye

            jaromir

            17 Oct 2002 16:35 Thulemanden

            iceWM is Linux as I love it
            IceWM is a great learning environment.

            Crashproof, foolprof, proofproof.

            It doesn't take long to learn how to customize it.
            It's alle very straightforward.

            One thing I need added is doc on issuing arguments to commands for features a step more advanced than merely starting a program

            As example the arguments to refresh icewm (placed in an icon) & start certain programs by default on icewm start incl adding desktop shortcuts.

            Once you are out of the KDE and Gnome environments, you will appreciate how easy it is to get variation in the looks by changing window managers and themes.

            I foresee a program that acts like a calender, changing the theme each day for you.


            19 May 2002 16:43 siegler2

            Everything you need and nothing more

            No matter how many WM I try out I keep coming back to this one. My favorite feature is the toolbar (aka panel). It has a clock, biff, xload, and network monitor, which I prefer over the gnome applet equivalents. Requires almost no configuration after installation. And it uses hardly any memory!

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