How X works / lightest Window Manager
lucasmocellin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 07:55:09 PDT 2009
I have 2 programs(my GUI + firefox) for normal users "manage", they will get
lost without a WM. I want to be light but very user-friendly. Simple to use.
A kiosk sounds interesting to me, I had never heard about that berfore.
Firefox has an add-on, and works quite well.
The problem is that I can't "set it up", I mean, firefox runs in fullscreen,
and what about my GUI? even though ALT + TAB works, normal users won't know
how to use it. I don't have a panel like "window list applet" in gnome. (
*MAYBE* I could design a GTK interface acting as a panel located on the top
and the option "always on top", what do you guys think about? )
Also, I need a button to shutdown/restart. (that could be located at that
I'm looking at Linux kiosk and twm-kiosk, trying to compile and test it. but
looks like it will work to me.
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Ross Burton <ross at burtonini.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 09:23 -0300, Lucas Mocellin wrote:
> > defining light: it is supposed to run in most available (old and new)
> > hardware - at least 256MB.
> > defining secure: I will show the Window Manager with an GUI on it,
> > this GUI will open the Firefox. Just it. I must avoid users to
> > accessing shell, quitting X and everything else. The minimun
> > resolution is 800x600.
> The Matchbox window manager sounds perfect for this.
> Ross Burton mail: ross at burtonini.com
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