AfterStep -Just another windows manager for Linux

AfterStep is a window manager for the Unix X Window System . Originally based on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface, it provides end users with a consistent, clean, and elegant desktop. The goal of AfterStep development is to provide for flexibility of desktop configuration, improving aestetics, and efficient use of system resources.

There are a many different window managers that can be installed, like KDE, Xfce, Blackbox and Fluxbox.

Today will show you the installation and activation of AfterStep on ubuntu. The installation is easy ,you will have to open terminal and type :

sudo apt-get install afterstep 

when the installation is finished logout of your system, then go to :

option —> Session windows and then choose afterstep like is described in the screenshots bellow:

Go to Option :

And select session :

Then choose Afterstep :

Now choose if you want to use it as default or just for this session

This how look AfterStep :

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  • Annie Brach

    “[i]There are a many different window managers that can be installed, like KDE, Xfce, Blackbox and Fluxbox.”

    KDE and XFCE are not window managers, they’re desktop environments that have their own window managers – kwin in KDE for example.

    Fluxbox is quite nice, though.. haven’t tried blackbox yet.

  • Alan

    I am completely satisfied with my fluxbox installation, been using it for years. But any talk of window managers always has me itching to try new ones. Last time it was the tiling WMs… that’s another world, man. dwm, xmonad, ratpoison, ion3, etc…

    I am an advanced user so I could probably get used to one of those WMs eventually, but I always hate learning/configuring new key combos. This always drives me back to fluxbox :)


  • Manuel

    What is the difference between AS and Window Maker? wich is faster? I see AS a little uglier than WM.