Fluxbox Window Manager
Fluxbox is a window manager, not a desktop manager. GNOME is a desktop manager. GNOME uses a desktop manager called metacity.
For more on what Fluxbox is and screenshots go fluxbox.org
In a terminal type:
yum install fluxbox
Using fluxbox as GNOME's window manager
1. Install fluxbox 2. Start GNOME 3. Using the gconf-editor surf to / -> desktop -> gnome -> session 4. remove panel from the required_components_list 5. inside session change the requirecomponents windowmanager entry to fluxbox 6. surf to / -> apps -> nautilus -> preferences -> and turn off show_desktop 7. use gnome-session-properties and add fluxbox to the list of things to start 8. use gnome-session-save 9. Logout then Log back in
- NOTE in order to logout of gnome, you can issue killall gnome-session. This must be modified in your fluxbox menu, exiting/killing fluxbox will not log you out of gnome, but only kill your desktop manager!
If you happen to use fluxbox with a tablet pc or any time you rotate a screen, if you experience considerable lag change the following option to false in your fluxbox init file:
This will prevent fluxbox from drawing the window position coordinates which can be very CPU intensive if you are using an integrated graphics controller.