So I’ve been on KDE Plasma now for a while, but I’m now considering moving over to i3 instead since I always try to do everything with my keyboard anyway (I’m even learning VIM since about two weeks). What I liked about Plasma was that it give me a lot of easy access control to do this.
A few days ago I decided to test i3 since that seems to be a keyboard driven Window Manager by default and with even less “default apps”. Now before I decide to reinstall my EndevourOS (I currently have it installed on the side of KDE, but I would like to reinstall the whole OS), I have some questions I’m hoping people here can help me with.
- Is there any difference in app functionality or what works in i3? I’m pretty sure there isn’t since the “bottom” is still the same. It is just the desktop that changes. E.g. like any game or steam, etc.
- When I use the online installer it installs both “dmenu” and “rofi”. Is it possible to remove dmenu since I only want to use rofi either way? To have even less default apps that I never use. Or will I be missing some functionally that I need?
- It also installs Thunar as the file manager, can I skip that one as well and install the file manager of my choice once it is installed?
- Is there anyway I can pick a different default terminal? I just don’t agree with the default one.
Software suggestion help
There are some apps I use in my day to day usages that aren’t too keyboard friendly. So I’m wondering if anyone can recommend some more keyboard friendly apps for:
A. File Manager: I have tried fman which is pretty nice when it comes to keyboard usage. However, there are a few things I dislike. It isn’t open-source and there is now possible way to get an image preview. I would prefer one with VIM keys if possible.
B. Browser or Firefox plugin: I don’t want a special terminal browser. I work as a web developer so I must be able to do everything I need for that. Like having the console and such.
C. Email client
D. Calendar, that can sync with CalDav
Thanks in advance for the help!