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This CLI WMswitcher can be launched from the WM's menu.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec 2017, 14:30    Post subject:  This CLI WMswitcher can be launched from the WM's menu.
Subject description: My take on a WM switcher, responding to a couple of requests
 

Hello all.

Please find attached a simple, if irreverent Wink, window manager switcher. This is
answering a couple of requests from forum members on the waimea and xenial64
threads. (Not to name them Wink, bigpup and mikesLr!) Just for me, I would not
have bothered writing this script, since I am totally comfortable with the procedure
of typing < Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace > and < xwin Window_Manager >.

The technique I used to create this script creates a CLI app in its own window, a
"quasi-GUI app", as I like to call them. The only hindrance, for some people, will
be that they have to type in their choice -- they won't be able to click it. For once,
they will have to give their fingers some exercise -- instead of always using their
wrist and thumb! Laughing

Required: file WM.lst2 (included) and a sense of humor (not included). Wink I hope
this has piqued your curiosity!

As you can see in the illustrations, I have four WMs installed on this Puppy.
I have tested switching back and forth from each of them and it went fine.

The provided list of WMs mentions*:
Quote:
echinus fluxbox icewm jwm kde
openbox pekwm waimea xfwm4 xmx
If you have a WM that I do not have on this Pup, especially kde, fluxbox or xfwm4,
could you kindly test this script with it? Thanks.

Enjoy!
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* Please note that this list of WMs can be added to. If you know how they
are launched at the /root/.xinit level, you could add, for example, blackbox, mate,
etc., and adapt the script a little if need be.
WMswitcher-CLI-0.1a.pet.hashes.zip
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WMswitcher-CLI-0.1a.pet
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Trying-to-rerun-WM.jpg
 Description   If you absentmindedly try to switch to your current WM, you get this message.
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Trying-to-rerun-WM.jpg

Switching-to-non-existent-WM.jpg
 Description   If you try to switch to a WM that is not in the list, or if the name of the WM has a typo in
it, you get this message.
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Switching-to-non-existent-WM.jpg

Opinionated-WMswitcher!.jpg
 Description   Does the job with all other WMs... Really!
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Opinionated-WMswitcher!.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec 2017, 10:24    Post subject:  

Hello again.

I subtantially edited my OP. If you care to re-read it. Also I gave my script a little
polish. Thanks for re-testing.

BFN.

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