Package: dwm (5.7.2-1) [universe]
Links for dwm
Download Source Package dwm:
Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Debian Suckless Maintainers
- Daniel Baumann
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [www.suckless.org]
dynamic window manager
dwm is a minimalistic window manager. It manages windows in tiling and floating modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically, depending on the application in use and the task performed.
In tiling mode windows are managed in a master and stacking column. The master column contains the window which needs most attention at a time, whereas the stacking column contains all other windows in a stack. Dialog windows are managed floating, however.
In floating mode windows can be resized and moved freely. Windows are grouped by tags. All windows with a specific tag can be viewed at a time. But each window may contain more than one tag, which makes it visible in several views.
dwm consists of a small status bar which reads the text displayed from standard input, if written. It draws 1-pixel borders around windows to indicate the focus state. Unfocused windows contain a small bar in front of the window displaying the tags and the window title.
Please notice that dwm is currently customized through editing its source code, so you probably want to build your own dwm packages. This package is compiled with the default configuration and should just give you an idea about what dwm brings to your desktop.
Other Packages Related to dwm
- dep: libx11-6
- X11 client-side library
- dep: libxinerama1
- X11 Xinerama extension library