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Fast Light Window Manager

flwm is a window manager based on wm2. Primary features are:

  • Nifty sideways titlebars.
  • No icons. You deiconize by picking off a pop-up menu. This means no space is wasted by icons.
  • The same pop-up menu controls multiple desktops and lets you launch programs.
  • Occupies as little screen space as possible. The border and titles are as thin as they could possibly be. And maximized windows waste zero pixels vertically.
  • Independent maximize buttons for width & height.
  • Understands Motif, KDE, and Gnome window manager hints, and works with SGI programs that assume 4DWM.
  • Really small and fast code.



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Janet Casey

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14 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Nafees Bin Zafar Contributor
Bill Spitzak Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/flwm
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=591&atid=100591
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=591

Software prerequisites

Required to usefltk library (http://www.fltk.org/)
Required to buildfltk library (http://www.fltk.org/)


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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