Window manager suggestions

Hey all,
I'm looking for a new window manager. I love fluxbox, it's great. However at the moment I'm going on a style craze and flux just isn't doing it for me. At the moment I'm running E17 but it's not quite stable enough or supported enough for my liking yet. I'm really not a fan of E16 but that's probably cause I don't know it. I want a window manager that's light, doesn't have stupid virtual root windows like E17 and I believe GNOME does, right click menu and pixmap support. By pixmap support, I mean I want to be able to design window borders and menu stuff with transparencies and crap like that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

Meshuggin wrote:
Legout wrote:
sure i can
${execi 3 ~/.torsmo/mpc.sh}
Can you post that script(mpc.sh) Legout? , and ... it will works for me if I use ncmpc?, or it's something diferent to grab this kind of information?
Install mpc with pacman -S mpc and the script will work!!
#!/bin/sh
STATUS=`mpc | head -n2 | tail -n1 | cut -d ' ' -f1 | sed 's/[//' | sed -e 's/]//'`
ARTIST=`mpc --format %artist% | head -n1`
TITLE=`mpc --format %title% | head -n1`
TOTALTIME=`mpc --format %time% | head -n1`
TIME=`mpc | head -n2 | tail -n1 | cut -d ' ' -f5`
REPEAT=`mpc | tail -n1 | cut -d ' ' -f6`
RNDOM=`mpc | tail -n1 | cut -d ' ' -f10`
PERCENT=`mpc | head -n2 | tail -n1 | cut -d ' ' -f6`
STATUS1="off"
ARTIST1="--"
TITLE1="--"
TOTALTIME1="--"
TIME1="--"
REPEAT1="--"
RNDOM1="--"
PERCENT1="--"
if [ -f /var/run/daemons/mpd ];then
if [ "$STATUS" = "playing" -o "$STATUS" = "paused " ];then
#echo ""
echo " | "
echo " +--Status"
echo " | |"
echo " | +--an/aus - $STATUS"
echo " | +--repeat - $REPEAT"
echo " | +--random - $RNDOM"
echo " |"
echo " +--songinfo"
echo " |"
echo " +--artist - $ARTIST"
echo " +--title - $TITLE"
echo -n " +--time - ${TIME} min / ${TOTALTIME} min ${PERCENT}"
else
# echo ""
echo " |"
echo " +--Status"
echo " | |"
echo " | +--an/aus - $STATUS"
echo " | +--repeat - $REPEAT"
echo " | +--random - $RNDOM"
echo " |"
echo " +--songinfo"
echo " |"
echo " +--artist - $ARTIST1"
echo " +--title - $TITLE1"
echo -n " +--time - $TIME1 min / $TOTALTIME1 min $PERCENT1"
fi
else
echo ""
echo " |"
echo " +--Status"
echo " |"
echo -n " +--an/aus - $STATUS1"
fi
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    Last edited by Inxsible (2009-03-13 06:28:52)

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