I have been long time kde 3.5 user, but now it's more difficult to get it on newer Linux distributions. I tried to use kde4, but found it unusable. So, perhaps you can suggest which desktop or window manager to use.
I generally use a lot of keyboard shortcuts - mostly using windows key on keyboard. But, on the other hand - I don't like tiling window managers.
I need environment where I could define (and use of course) shortcuts for all the following actions:
- maximize window
- make window full screen
- remove window border
- mark window as "always on top"
- mark window as "visible on all virtual desktops"
- start any defined command (for example: "windows key" + "f" starts firefox)
- set desktop wallpaper from command line
Also I need a way to specify preferences for given windows at start, for example:
- firefox starts without border and title, with given window position and size (can be moved , but it has predefined starting geometry)
- terminal starts maximized, with no border
- mplayer is not displayed on task bar or virtual desktops preview
Additional "plus" if you know terminal application that is more lightweight than konsole (from kde) that can: - have predefined sessions, that can start new tab with this session on a defiend keypress (example: press windows-m, and it creates new tab with mutt running instead of bash) - allow me to divide the window into many separate terminals - split view, and a way to save layout and restore it later. - handle utf8 input/output.
Does such environment exist? or did it "die" with kde 3.5?