GUI goodies for your favourite window manager

By community member Cloudtwelve (cloud Baracuda on Telegram)

There are many reasons why you might want to use a window manager instead of a full desktop environment. But what if you still want to manage your monitors and a fleet of Bluetooth devices with a nice graphical interface? We have you covered.

1. Blueman

Blueman is designed to provide a simple yet effective means for controlling BlueZ API and simplifying Bluetooth tasks. It is lightweight, easy to use, Python-based, and GPL licensed.

2. Arandr

ARandR is designed to provide a simple visual front end for XRandR. Relative monitor positions are shown graphically and can be changed in a drag-and-drop way.


3. Pavucontrol

Pavucontrol is a simple GTK+ based volume control tool for the PulseAudio sound server. In contrast to classic mixer tools, this one allows you to control both the volume of hardware devices and of each playback stream separately. It also allows you to redirect a playback stream to another output device without interrupting playback.

4. Powerkit

Lightweight, desktop independent, full-featured power manager, originally created for Slackware for use with alternative desktop environments and window managers, like FluxBox, BlackBox, FVWM, WindowMaker, OpenBox, Lumina, Draco and others.

5. Xfce Task manager

Lightweight and intuitive task manager from the Xfce project. It allows you to view processes as a tree, search by name and sort them by different parameters.

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