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Use Xnest to run X11 sessions in a window
Authored by: dhrakar on Feb 06, '04 01:53:01PM

Another option for this is to use the enlightenment window manager instead of the QuartzWM. If you enable the multiple desktops in enlightenment, all of the secondary desktops behave as if they were rootless. That is, the desktop background is set by enlightenment and desktop clicks go to X11 (and enlightenment) instead of the Finder. This means that the root menus finally work (yeah!). The best part is that when you use the pager widget in enlightenment, all of the Aqua apps swoop out of the way (even in 10.2.8 -- which I run at work) -- but you still have your normal OS X Menu bar :-). Enlightenment is available via Fink. You might be able to do this with FVWM or IceWM, but I have not tried them.



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Please expand on this!!!!
Authored by: ktohg on Feb 11, '04 12:08:00AM

Please can you elaberate on this. I really would like to hear more on this idea. I've wanted to use Enlightenment for quite some time but couldn't ever get it to mesh well with Aqua.

How do you accomplish the virtual desktops to sync with Aqua and/or Quartz-wm? How do you set up the scrupts to do this? Do you run X11.app first then the xinit command with Enlightenment? Is Xnest in a window or fullscreen? Do you run X11.app with Enlightenment and then Xnest? Are these rootless or not?

Please help it sounds like what I want but can't postulate how to do this from your post. Thank you so much.



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