Re: [dwm] idesk + DWM

From: Jeremy O'Brien <>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:02:57 -0500

Well, a potential problem I see already is the desktop being covered by all
the tiled windows that they'd want to open. One window open, desktop is
gone. I suppose you could do floating mode by default, but that would
somewhat defeat the purpose of using dwm... If you're really dead-set on
doing it though, idesk would more than likely work. I hope your parents are
good with computers though! :-D

On 2/23/08, Amit Uttamchandani <> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I am trying to set up a workstation for my parents that uses DWM. Can't
> wait to see how they like it ;)
> Anyways, they need icons for all their regular apps such as firefox,
> pidgin, etc.
> Now I understand DWM was not meant for icons on the desktop but I just
> wouldn't want to use any other WM. So my question is, what is the best way
> to set up icons on DWM?
> Will idesk work?
> Another option was to use ROX File manager and create a apps directory in
> their home folder. This will have all the symlinks to the apps that they use
> regularly.
> What do you guys think?
> Thanks,
> Amit
Received on Sun Feb 24 2008 - 00:03:00 UTC

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