xD I just installed PCManFM about thirty minutes ago, and I actually do like it. I haven't switched completely from Thunar yet, though.
I was looking for alternatives to Terminal, and I tried out Sakura but I didn't really like it... >_<
...and I take that back. *just gave sakura another try pahaha* Only issue I have is that the transparency doesn't work properly, but that doesn't matter. Now to set one of my desktops to a full-screen sakura.
I'm trying to avoid QT, so instead of having VLC I tried mplayer (I still have it). It keeps crashing on me when I try to replay something, and just other minor annoyances make me want to go back to VLC. Hahaha :]
But then, I'm using VirtualBox, so I do have QT4. >_< I don't need to use VirtualBox anymore, though, so I may get rid of it.
What major differences do you see between PekWM and Openbox?
I like the volume management that Thunar has, though my NTFS drive isn't quite working right with it (I suppose I should probably move that drive to FAT32 or something soon)
Sakura does have a few short comings compared to Terminal, like the inability to close a tab without the mouse or that you can't turn off bold fonts, but it's quite nice if you can get past those. To this day though, it erks me that I can't close my tabs with a CTRL+W or similar.
If you're keeping onto VirtualBox, check out gvbox. It's a GTK frontend for the commandline vbox commands. It's pretty nice, if you don't need a lot out of VirtualBox.
Between Pekwm and Openbox, I see mostly increased customizability in Pekwm and some overall novel features. For instance, the way pekwm uses the screen edges is nice. It has it's downfalls too, but it's really nice- provided you can get through the initial customization phase.
That's one of the same reasons I like Thunar, too. Pahaha. But I like PCManFMs tabbing... Bah.
You can't close a tab with Shift+Ctrl+W? Experimentation made me figure that out :]
About VirtualBox: does it not install a frontend when you install VBox? I mean, it doesn't install QT4 but if you install VBox and -then- QT4, running Vbox gives you some QT gui for VBox...so I'm assuming the frontend comes with VBox... Oi, I'll look into gvbox. Thanks.
Customisation is what I want but sometimes it can get irritating...if you know what I mean. xD
So Shift+Ctrl+W apparently works >_< Fail on my part.
Vbox does install a frontend for you, but most good package managers won't make VBox depend on QT so that you can install it and use it from the cli if you want. It also allows you to use other frontends, like gvbox.
And yes - customization gets old without at least sane defaults - which pekWM somewhat lacks. Notice that I'm using Xfce4 and have been for a while.