Desktop Screenshots
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preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Len Philpot. Len says: it's simple (no transparent terminals, multiple modules, etc., etc), but that might be a nice contrast to all the "walk and talk" .fvwm2rc's out there. It does have custom pixmaps buttons and titlebar, along with FvwmButtons on the taskbar... I'd like to combine the maximize and restore buttons into one.

The question mark button brings up a form containing choices for all the FVWM man pages, which launch in their own xterms.



preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Lee Willis. A fairly simple setup, normally used with one window per page, very easy on the eye, and hardly any decorations to get in your way :)


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Kendrick Vargas. Fvwm2 integrated with GNOME (HelixCode) on RH 7.0 with FvwmGTK Menus, FvwmPager swallowed into a gnome-panel and showing Mozilla M18 as the web browser. GTK theme used is minEgtk.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Jules Alberts. Jules says: The setup is like this: FVWM 2.5.7 on a Red Hat 9 box (PIII 500Mhz). I like the interface to be as simple as possible without losing functionality. GKrellm, a simple pager, a menu, application windows and icons. That's it.
Things I would like to add is some eye-candy (transparancy) and finally get FvwmTrackFocus.pl working :-) but on the whole I think this setup is nice to work with.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Jason Kibblewhite. This is my current favorite fvwm theme. The buttons and gradients are based on an E fvwm theme which I thought looked quite spiffy. As you can see I'm playing with FvwmButtons and FvwmTheme. I'm never totally happy with what I come up with so this current one has probably changed since this shot was taken.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by J C Lawrence. The basic rules guiding this @fvwm2rc@:
  • Modal interfaces are evil.
  • No icons will ever appear on any system I run.
  • Nothing ever gets dragged, nothing ever gets dropped.
  • There will be no system controls which are bound to or only accessible via particular locations on the screen.
  • Key bindings/keyboard acceleration is your friend.
  • No Z-order limits on any controls or feature accessibility.
  • All controls must be accessible and controllable without requiring prior access (such as by changing z-order or moving a window out of the way (BAD!)), or to any other particular window or X or WM widget or device.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Ives Aerts. The screenshot shows xmms, gfontsel, rxvt with vim and my FvwmButtons. The three half-height buttons with the up arrows open up wharf-like button arrays when pressed. Menus and title bars are lightly gradiented and the (vector) titlebar buttons were stolen from an old post to the fvwm mailing list. What you can't see are all kinds of nifty keyboard shortcuts to popup/hide mutt (mail reader), switch between windows and desks, etc.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Glen Lee Edwards. This screenshot demonstrates the WindowShade feature. Instead of using icons, you can scroll the window up into the titlebar. The left buttons on the titlebar are created using vectors. The right buttons are pixmaps. All the buttons are user definable which further demonstrates FVWM's flexibility.


preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Glen Lee Edwards. This screenshot is intended to show the versatility of FvwmButtons. FvwmButtons can swallow programs as well as menu items. There are 3 separate FvwmButton panels active on this desktop. MyBar1 is the button on the right, and runs xbuffy, which monitors my incoming mail. MyBar2, the bar across the bottom contains menu items and the FvwmPager. I have 24 active desktops. The labeling, F1, F2, etc. tells me which key combination to hit to go to that desktop. MyBar3, which takes up the bulk of the screen, holds several programs I constantly run and need quick access to. All 3 bars are easily iconized and removed from the screen with a simple key stroke designed specifically for that individual bar, leaving me a clean and open desktop to run additional programs.

Note: Check out Glen's excellent FVWM page for even more FVWM screenshots and information.



preview Aug 28, 2003
Submitted by Filip Hroch. Filip says: I've been using Fvwm for many years. Two years ago I created by own @fvwm2rc@ from an IRIX-like configuration. Today I looked at the nice screenshots on the www.fvwm.org site and I'm therefore sending my screenshot with a dfm icon manager and a transparent aterm on the root window.