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What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-01-31 15:52
by dust hill resident
This kind of poll has undoubtedly been done before, but I think it'd be a good time to do it again to get more up to date information.
What desktop do you use? If you use several, choose the one you use the most.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 08:24
by Nili
Herbstluftwm :--{fist}

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 08:42
by Leaphorn
What about Pantheon or Budgie? :D

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 09:41
by kopper
i3wm on desktop and laptops. Mostly because I don't like the bloat on DEs. Not that my devices couldn't handle them, but they're just so... fat. :D

I've been thinking of trying herbsluft or openbox, but I haven't got around to do it yet.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 12:02
by None1975
Ratpoison and Herbstluftwm.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 12:18
by Wheelerof4te
I use GNOME. No reason not to, since it's a complete DE, has everything I need OOTB and my laptop is more than capable of running it.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 12:34
by anticapitalista
Another herbstluftwm user.
I hate using a desktop environment, I much prefer window managers.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 12:52
by pawRoot
i3 gaps :D

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-01 14:23
by sjukfan
kopper wrote:i3wm on desktop and laptops. Mostly because I don't like the bloat on DEs. Not that my devices couldn't handle them, but they're just so... fat. :D


I use Openbox by the same reason, plus it doesn't change behaviour with every update. I might be running testing, but i prefer my desktop to be stable.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-02 03:37
by steve_v
KDE, since version 1.0. Nothing else has enough knobs.
I tried using a couple of other DEs recently, (MATE, Cinnamon) and everywhere I look there's behaviour I want to change and no configuration options.
Why can't I edit the toolbars in every application? Why are normal settings hidden in some obscure gconf key? Reminds me why I dumped everything gnome after 1.6. Simpler != better.
I tried GNOME3 too, for as long as I could put up with it. The UI is just horrific. Client-side window decorations? Hamburger menus? Tiles? WTF? And no obvious way to turn this garbage off. :evil:
KDE has plenty of features I don't want too, but at least reverting to a traditional desktop layout is simple.

That and the bundled applications. Kate, in particular, is awesome. A good 90% of my favourite applications are QT.
On machines where the overhead of KDE is noticeable, I run LXQT.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-02 11:29
by dcihon
MATE with Compiz via Stevepusser gives me all the bells and whistles I need.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-02 13:57
by debiman
openbox, conky, tint2.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-02 21:23
by sunrat
KDE here too. Plasma 5.10 is the most well-behaved DE I've ever used and a marked improvement on 5.8 which is currently in Stretch. Kate and Konsole are excellent. Dolphin is the best file manager ever. I find myself using its F4 drop-down console a lot lately. And of course KDE Connect which integrates some neat phone features such as file transfer and media player control, SMS on desktop, and using phone as a desktop pointing device.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-03 02:26
by steve_v
sunrat wrote:Plasma 5.10 is the most well-behaved DE I've ever used and a marked improvement on 5.8 which is currently in Stretch.
Plasma 5.11.5 is even better :P
I was actually a bit miffed when dolphin replaced konqueror as the default file manager, but it's come a long way since then.

Re: What desktop are you using?

PostPosted: 2018-02-03 10:04
by Roken
None, running headless on a VPS (and Raspbian - which is Debian based on a headless Pi).