Re: [Sawfish] plain sawfish as a window manager

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On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Ben Kibbey <bjk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Snow Bender <snowbender@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Aside from that, is there also a system tray included? Is it possible
>> to create something that looks like the status bar in awesome wm? How
>> do most people use sawfish? Using it inside another desktop
>> environment, or assembling their own desktop using third-party
>> components like a panel, a system tray, or e.g. conky?
> I recently switched to Sawfish from FVWM after recently switching from
> Vim to Emacs. :) I use conky for system stats and cairo-compmpr for
> compositing and cairo-dock for the task bar, system tray and pager. Oh,
> and colortail for viewing system logs in a transparent Eterm. It looks
> nice and has transparency but it is a little buggy sometimes.

I'm a long time Emacs user but never really created any advanced emacs-lisp.
Good ideas, I will check those programs. Maybe I am mistaken, but
isn't Eterm using fake transparency? Or has it been updated/rewritten
in the mean time? Since you use cairo-compmgr for composite anyways,
can't you make any window transparent?


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