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Lightweight window manager with frames

PWM is a rather lightweight window manager that can have multiple client windows attached to a single frame. This feature helps keeping windows, especially the numerous xterms, organized. Since 'pwm' aims to stay small, there are no icons and frames cannot be iconified, only "shaded". Only One True (pointer) focus mode is supported: sloppy. There are no titlebar buttons. It does have workspaces, menus and Window Maker dockapp support. There is decent keyboard support and almost all the functionality is configurable.

PWM is no longer maintained and is the predecessor to Ion.


Download version 20070720 (stable)
released on 20 July 2007


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PerlJanet Casey26 February 2002

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Tuomo Valkonen Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildGNU make
Required to buildBSD-compatible install

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 October 2017.


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