Moksha Guide

Moksha Guide

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<h3>Moksha Guide</h3> This <strong>Bodhi Guide to Moksha</strong> is intended to be your resource for using the <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/moksha-desktop/">Moksha Desktop</a> and getting the most out of it. New <strong>Bodhi Linux</strong> users may also want to check out our brief introduction, the <em>Getting Started </em>Guide, which is <a class="normal" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/bodhi-linux-how-to/#Getting_Started" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available online</a> and locally on your system, accessible via the <a class="normal" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/the-menu-system/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Main Menu.</a> (About Operating System&gt;Help) One of the beauties of a Linux system is the plethora of choices for a <strong>Window Manager</strong>, and <strong>Bodhi Linux</strong> uses <strong>Moksha</strong> as its default. But what exactly is a Window Manager? According to <a class="normal" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_manager">Wikipedia</a>, “A <strong>window manager</strong> is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface … They work in conjunction with the underlying graphical system which provides required functionality such as support for graphics hardware, pointing devices, and a keyboard, and are often written and created using a widget toolkit." Basically, a Window Manager controls the way you interact with your computer, at least in the Graphical User Interface (GUI). Over time, many Window Managers have been extended to become full-fledged Desktop Environments. A Desktop Environment is generally considered to be a Window Manager that integrates common applications and services, which are often built using the same widget toolkit, into the GUI. <h1 class="centeronlowwidth block changeonlowwidth"><img class="floatl alignleft" src="https://web.archive.org/web/20140716084410im_/https://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/images/e17-logo.png" alt="(e17 logo)" width="100" /></h1> <strong>Moksha</strong> is known as a Window Manager but provides most of the functionality found in much more resource-hungry Desktop Environments. You could say that it straddles the line between a Window Manager and a Desktop Environment. <strong>Moksha</strong> is written using the <strong>Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL)</strong>, and remains in active development to this day. <h1 class="centeronlowwidth block changeonlowwidth"><img class="floatr alignright" src="https://web.archive.org/web/20140716084410im_/https://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/images/wiki_leaf.png" alt="(bodhi logo)" width="100" /></h1> In the Fall of 2010, the lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, began working on the idea of a new Linux distribution utilizing a current and relatively stable version of a desktop, built on the rock-solid <span class="boldtext">EFL</span> foundation, as the Window Manager, with an <strong><a class="normal" href="https://www.ubuntu.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ubuntu</a> Long Term Support</strong> (LTS) release as its base. <h4>Moksha and Bodhi Linux</h4> <strong>Moksha</strong> is the natural choice as a Window Manager in <strong>Bodhi Linux</strong>, as it fits in perfectly with two of the most important <strong>Bodhi Linux</strong> ideals: <ul> <li><strong>Minimalism</strong> - A default install of <strong>Moksha </strong>will run in less than 100 MB of RAM. That is FAR less than most modern Windows Managers, not to mention complete Desktop Environments. But it doesn't come at the expense of great looks or functionality. <strong>Moksha </strong>is one of the most elegant Window Managers available and is highly extensible through the use of <a class="normal" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/gadgets-modules-and-shelves/">Modules</a>. Which brings us to the second ideal …</li> <li><strong>User Choice - Moksha</strong> is likely the most highly configurable Window Manager in existence, so you can make <em>your</em> system look and work the way <em>you</em> want.</li> </ul> &nbsp; We hope you find this guide useful. <ol> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="The Menu System" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/the-menu-system/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Menu System</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="Virtual Desktops" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/virtual-desktops/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Virtual Desktops</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="Gadgets, Modules, and Shelves" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/gadgets-modules-and-shelves/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Modules, Shelves, and Gadgets</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/configuring-your-new-bodhi-system/#Themes">Theme Info</a> (<em>included in</em> <a title="Configuring a new Bodhi Installation" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/configuring-your-new-bodhi-system/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Configuring a new Bodhi Installation</a>)</li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/switching-keyboard-layouts/">Switching Keyboard Layouts</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="Profiles" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/profiles/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Profiles</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/run-everything/">Quick Launcher Module</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="Key Bindings and Edge Bindings" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/key-bindings-and-edge-bindings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bindings</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a title="Enlightenment Settings: a dialog box roadmap" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/enlightenment-settings-a-dialog-box-roadmap/">Moksha Settings Panel</a></li> <li class="orange ninetywidth center smalltext"><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/bodhi-linux-how-to/">Other Tutorials and Information</a></li> <li>FAQs</li> <li style="list-style-type: none;"> <ol> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/quick-faq/moksha-desktop-faqs/">Moksha Desktop FAQs</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/moksha-desktop-customisation/">Moksha Desktop Customisation</a></li> </ol> </li> </ol> <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/wiki/">Bodhi Linux - Wiki Home Page</a> <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/bodhi-linux-how-to/">Bodhi Linux - Wiki Table of Contents</a>
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