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windows shells

PostPosted: 14 Dec 2006, 13:30
by lee griggs
I had a conversation with a colleague last night about ergonomics and how to avoid the mouse and he recommended a few things to try.

I was wondering if anyone had tried any of the below or found anything that was more suited to keyboard/gestures:

The windows shell replacement is called litestep. www.litestep.com seems to be down, so here is link to somewhere else to
download it:

http://www.lsdev.org/e107_plugins/links_page/links.php

I don't know if it just changes the visual interface for windows or also helps with keystrokes. It can make things very
pretty so it's probably worth a look anyway

The linux ones that I mentioned are much more focused on eliminating the mouse. They are Ion:

http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/

...and the altogether more austere Ratpoison:

http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/

PostPosted: 14 Dec 2006, 15:04
by ivanw
While looking for more about the subject I found this:

PostPosted: 15 Dec 2006, 14:36
by ken gray
i used to use litestep. it's a shell replacement and it's nice but it's really about MASSIVE tweaking of things like the boarder around your system tray by the pixel and stuff like that. i dont know how it's supposed to keep you away from your mouse though.