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Xmonad is my DE

Remember Enlightenment? Beautiful backgrounds and transparent terminals so you could admire the backgrounds while coding.

Now I consistently cover the background with a tiling window manager and I don't even have a transparent terminal because it doesn't support compositing...

I probably get more done.

I just upgraded my System76 laptop and decided to try out Pop!_OS. I couldn't bind <Super> 1 through 9 to switching workspaces, so I bailed on it pretty quick. I tried i3 on Manjaro but it binds workspaces to additional monitors. Turns out I'm addicted to Xmonad.

Problem is Xmonad is just a window manager and none of the distros bundle it with a full desktop environment - which makes sense, it's for the minimalist. But you still want our Fn keys to work (brightness, volume, media), a way to control network connections, and of course a way open your browser of choice!

So, I'm sharing my Xmonad desktop environment. A collection of configs and scripts (and sounds) - there's even a script to change the background, which I rarely see.

posted at 2020-07-21T06:55:58 by baerg