Amateur Linux enthusiast, with some C, Python and Pascal-- trying to get certified to do IT work.
My daily driver is Arch with the Calm Window Manager, but I'm keenly watching the Artix project and I do have a dualboot into Artix set up on my laptop--haven't used it much. The programs that make up my desktop environment are:
- cwm -- not very customizable but it does most of what I want out of the box.
- Sakura Terminal -- Not very minimal but very usable and modern
- PCManFM -- Both minimal and usable.
- Nitrogen -- sets the root window background; I have found it to be glitchy in certain cases.
- i3status & xmobar -- I find the two together a useful combination for displaying pertinent information elegantly
- twmnd -- Notification daemon, designed for tiling WM's but equally applicable here.
- Xbindkeys -- for the shortcuts CWM won't bind or bound to commands that CWM won't execute
- xdotool -- HIGHLY UNDERRATED
- Compton-old -- For some reason Picom doesn't work the same with CWM. Sue me.
- Rofi -- Can't stand dmenu
- xmenu -- For a programs menu bound to the right Alt key.