Guide to X11/Window Managers/dwm

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Type: dynamic Language: C Licence: DWM

The dynamic window manager is minimalistic and has no dependencies other than xlib libraries.

Operation[edit]

Raising and lowering windows[edit]

Resizing windows[edit]

Showing and hiding windows[edit]

Context events[edit]

Features[edit]

Features of the dynamic window manager include:

  • dynamic switching between stacking and tiling modes
  • Window decorations include a single pixel borders which indicate focus
  • Written in C
  • Lightweight and uses the xlib library
  • Windows can be grouped using tags
  • Multiple desktop support
  • Desktop bar provides status information and the facility to switch between desktops

Tiling layouts[edit]

In tiling mode windows are arranged as a master window with a column of other windows. Transient dialogue windows may use a stacking arrangement over the existing tiled layout.

Review[edit]