How X works / lightest Window Manager

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at
Tue Sep 29 08:50:56 PDT 2009


On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 12:28 -0300, Lucas Mocellin wrote:
> ah, and I will use firefox. the page that firefox will open is a
> Moodle ( and there are multimedia stuff (audio, videos,
> flash)
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Lucas Mocellin
> <lucasmocellin at> wrote:
>         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 gtk panel).
>         I'm looking at Linux kiosk and twm-kiosk, trying to compile
>         and test it. but looks like it will work to me.

Have a look at matchbox:


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