Guide to X11/Window Managers/vtwm

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The Virtual Tab Window Manager is a configurable reparenting window manager that is almost identical twm, except that it includes support for multiple desktops.


Features of vtwm[edit]

  • A stacking window manager
  • Written in C
  • Uses the xlib toolkit
  • opensource and freely available
  • No menubar
  • Lightweight - Has few dependencies
  • Support for multiple desktops

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Where is vtwm on the hammer scale?[edit]


twm is dependent on the following xlib libraries:

  • libx11-6
  • libxext6

Resources used[edit]