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No.35759

How do i go back to using a regular desktop environment? years of using various tiling window managers have fuarrrked me up, fam.

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  No.35762

>>35759
why you have to return to use DEs?

  No.35835

>>35759
alt tab alt d & windows key +1,2,3,.. are your friend

  No.35837

>>35759
I'm going to be *that* guy and say--

Use Windows 7.

  No.35838

>>35759
Just install xfce\kde and start using it. It's comfy.

  No.35840

set custom hotkeys for XFCE to make it mimic a TWM

  No.35841

>>35837
Use Windows 7 only in a VM.

  No.35846

>>35759
Try gnome 3 i guess

>>35841
What's the point of doing that?

  No.35849

>>35759
Why would you want to go back? I sure as hell wouldn't want to. The speed difference between i3wm and any other DE or just Windows is huge. i3 never slows down, it's instant. I'm sure it's the same with other lightweight WMs. I see no reason to go back unless you're forced to.

  No.35872

>>35846
>What's the point of doing that?
You don't have to leave Linux but you can still use whatever Windows app you need. You can continue using your tiling WM, while only occasionally having to use floating windows.

  No.35877

>>35872
Can i vidya with a vm? I have windows for videogames only

  No.35879

>>35877
Not well; unless you're only playing old, low-resource games.

It's possible to boot Windows 7+ from an external HDD, which I what I do. That way I get to keep my Linux partition to itself.

  No.35880

>>35879
tbh my problem is to keep rebooting the os to play something and then go back to linux for everything else. It's a chore.
I'll try with a vm anyway to see what happens.

  No.35883

>>35877

You can if your hardware is good enough. Search "passthrough graphics card to vm".

  No.35999

>>35877
>>35879
>>35880
>>35883
How does the existence of Xen factor into that?
Is "hotswapping" the GPU between OSes without a reboot a thing?