Working with the Skippy Screen Pager
If your window manager is too boring or Spartan for your liking, why not add a touch of pep? Skippy is an imaginative screen pager with an integrated preview function.
Almost any window manager will
give you a window list, displaying
a menu with the active windows
when you click or press the right
key. If the programmer who developed
the window manager has a soft spot for
graphical gimmicks, the list might add
icons to the program names. But a window
chooser will not speed up the
process of switching between windows
if you are working with a selection of
different browsers and terminal windows.
Skippy  by Hyriand to the rescue:
instead of giving you a simple list,
Skippy displays the active application
windows graphically in full-screen
Window managers have different
approaches to handling active windows,
and Skippy is choosy about the managers
it supports. To ensure that you will
be able to switch between GUI-based
programs, you need a Gnome- or
NetWM-compatible window manager,
such as Waimea. The homepage for the
window manager or a quick glance at
the Readme file supplied with the manager
should tell you if this is the case.
Also, the Skippy developers have a list of
window managers that Skippy supports
on the project homepage. Supported
managers include Fluxbox 0.9.9,
XFWM4 icewm and WindowMaker.
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