I recently stripped down my debian box, abandoning all desktop environments and running just WindowMaker with some self-written startup files. While I love the simplicity and speed of this setup, there is one thing I miss: I can no longer drop files onto my desktop.
I am wondering if there is a standalone program, I can just start and which displays a certain directory and accepts drops from filemanagers.
I thought I might just use some file-manager, make it sticky and somewhat get rid of the window decorations and menus. I tried Thunar, Pcmanfm and Krusader but drag'n drop did not always work between them.
- Is there a lack of standardization for drag'n drop, so it does not always work, or do you think I missed something?
- Is the window manager involved in drag'n drop and my ancient WindowMaker might be to blame?
- Is there such a thing as a standalone (desktop environment agnostic) desktop backdrop?