This page shows a few tips and tricks I use with WindowMaker to make a clean light-weight desktop.
I really like the way Window Maker handles windows
and there are 2 different GUI applications available for configuration.
I also like some of the DockApps, but not the Dock itself. The dock and
clip both use a space on the desktop, usually 64x64 pixels, which are
wasted space. I
Binary Packages: Most binary packages we provide are here. These are usually Slackware-style 'tgz' packages. However, the binaries should work on many other ix86 Linux systems as well. If you run Slackware, you can install them using 'installpkg'.
Sources: The sources are divided into several areas for convenience. Nearly every program directory contains a description file called slack-desc and a PkgBuild script for compiling the sources and creating an installable binary package. See the PkgBuild Project area for more information. Even if you compile the sources manually, you'll find the included PkgBuild scripts quite useful as they contain valid configuration options used for compiling the package. The main areas of interest are these:
GUI Components: This section contains basic components to build your own compact desktop environment. It includes a variety of software such as window managers, panels, menu tools, run-boxes, system trays, taskbars, dialog and message tools, etc.
Applications: You'll find your new GUI environment pretty spartan without some accessories. This section has an extensive collection of applications and supporting libraries which is constantly growing.
Projects: Along the way we've created or done useful modifications to several Open Source programs. In the spirit of the Open Source concept, we pass along our favorite efforts here when it seems they might be useful to others. Here's a list of some of the more interesting, promising or successful: