[openbox] idesk

David Courtney blixel at gmail.com
Sat May 27 14:18:56 EDT 2006

> > Well, if you want a really easy-to-use desktop, why don't you try
> > Nautilus or Rox?
> As I understand it, Nautilus draws the desktop in such a way that you
> can't get to the Openbox menu by clicking on the desktop. This may or
> may not matter to Mike Obrien, of course, since he wants icons on his
> desktop. If he still wants to get to his menu, he might be better off
> with Rox. I had thought that iDesk was a dead project, to be honest.

My "desktop" is always covered with windows.  So I don't find having
icons on the root window to be all that useful myself.  But if you
just want something like quick launch access to your programs, I think
having wmdrawer in your dock is really good for that.


The drawer slides out in any direction you choose.  (Up, down, left,
or right.)  Aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion.)  Very
configurable.  You can have 1 row of say 5 or 6 icons, 2 rows of 10 ,
3 rows of 15, etc...  Run multiple instances of wmdrawer to have more
than one drawer.

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