openwindows/CDE look & feel for KDE

Thierry de Coulon tcoulon at
Fri Sep 30 19:43:19 BST 2005

On Friday, 30 September 2005 17:20, andrew kar wrote:
> For about the millionth or so time on this list; KDE is a desktop
> environment, not just a window manager so you can use any window manager
> that gives you a thrill.

On Friday, 30 September 2005 17:46, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> You can do this by setting the KDEWM environment variable to the window
> manager you want to run.

These are exactly the type of messages that drive me crazy on lists. 
Understand me: thank you very much for these hints, they are very usefull. 
But you are taking for granted that all the other readers know HOW to do 
Most KDE users have "simply" installed their distribution, some even don't 
know there are other possibilities. So I would suggest that when posting such 
helpfull informations, you (whoever is "you") also post either a short how to 
or say in which FAQ it is to be found.

For example, on the matter of changing the window manager, you can look here:

However, a short "do this, then that" would help the reader to do so 


The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Frank Zappa
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