Alternative windowmanagers

Rod Person rodperson at
Sat Aug 6 17:47:51 UTC 2011

On Sat, 6 Aug 2011 08:26:39 -0600
Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, but why?  I went with OpenBox, because it seemed like it was
> > under current development, and Fluxbox is stagnant, otherwise, I
> > didn't see much difference.  But I do find it curious that so many
> > on this thread are recommending Fluxbox, and almost no one
> > OpenBox.  What would be the reason?
> Fluxbox supports window tabbing.  Last I checked, OpenBox did not.  In
> fact, amongst the 'box window managers, window tabbing is pretty much
> the killer feature.
> That, and it has a better license than OpenBox.

I'll agree that Fluxbox license is better. But I find OpenBox more responsive and
it seem to just look better to me. I'm not a fan of tabbing so that doesn't matter to me. I've been using Openbox as my WM for 4 or 5 years, before that it was Fluxbox.
Rod Person
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