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       dwm - dynamic window manager


       dwm [-v]


       dwm  is  a  dynamic  window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled,
       monocle and floating layouts. Either layout can be applied dynamically,
       optimising  the  environment  for  the  application in use and the task

       In tiled layouts windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The
       master  area  contains the window which currently needs most attention,
       whereas the stacking area contains all other windows. In monocle layout
       all  windows  are  maximised  to  the  screen  size. In floating layout
       windows can be resized and moved  freely.  Dialog  windows  are  always
       managed floating, regardless of the layout applied.

       Windows  are  grouped  by  tags.  Each window can be tagged with one or
       multiple tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows  with  these

       Each  screen  contains  a small status bar which displays all available
       tags, the layout, the title of the focused window, and  the  text  read
       from  the  root  window  name  property,  if  the  screen is focused. A
       floating window is indicated with  an  empty  square  and  a  maximised
       floating  window  is  indicated with a filled square before the windows
       title.  The selected tags are indicated with  a  different  color.  The
       tags  of  the  focused window are indicated with a filled square in the
       top left corner.  The tags which are applied to one or more windows are
       indicated with an empty square in the top left corner.

       dwm draws a small border around windows to indicate the focus state.


       -v     prints version information to standard output, then exits.


   Status bar
       X root window name
              is  read  and  displayed  in the status text area. It can be set
              with the xsetroot(1) command.

              click on a tag label to display all windows with that tag, click
              on the layout label toggles between tiled and floating layout.

              click  on  a  tag  label  adds/removes all windows with that tag
              to/from the view.

              click on a tag label applies that tag to the focused window.

              click on a tag label adds/removes that tag to/from  the  focused

   Keyboard commands
              Start uxterm(1).

       Mod1-, Focus previous screen, if any.

       Mod1-. Focus next screen, if any.

              Send focused window to previous screen, if any.

              Send focused window to next screen, if any.

       Mod1-b Toggles bar on and off.

       Mod1-t Sets tiled layout.

       Mod1-f Sets floating layout.

       Mod1-m Sets monocle layout.

              Toggles between current and previous layout.

       Mod1-j Focus next window.

       Mod1-k Focus previous window.

       Mod1-h Decrease master area size.

       Mod1-l Increase master area size.

              Zooms/cycles  focused  window to/from master area (tiled layouts

              Close focused window.

              Toggle focused window between tiled and floating state.

              Toggles to the previously selected tags.

              Apply nth tag to focused window.

              Apply all tags to focused window.

              Add/remove nth tag to/from focused window.

              View all windows with nth tag.

       Mod1-0 View all windows with any tag.

              Add/remove all windows with nth tag to/from the view.

              Quit dwm.

   Mouse commands
              Move focused  window  while  dragging.  Tiled  windows  will  be
              toggled to the floating state.

              Toggles focused window between floating and tiled state.

              Resize  focused  window  while  dragging.  Tiled windows will be
              toggled to the floating state.


       dwm is customized by creating a custom config.h and  (re)compiling  the
       source code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.




       Java  applications  which  use  the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey
       windows only. The  XToolkit/XAWT  backend  breaks  ICCCM-compliance  in
       recent  JDK  1.5  and  early  JDK  1.6  versions,  because it assumes a
       reparenting window manager. Possible  workarounds  are  using  JDK  1.4
       (which  doesn’t  contain  the  XToolkit/XAWT  backend)  or  setting the
       environment variable  AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit  (to  use  the  older  Motif
       backend  instead)  or  running  xprop  -root  -f  _NET_WM_NAME 32a -set
       _NET_WM_NAME LG3D or wmname LG3D (to  pretend  that  a  non-reparenting
       window manager is running that the XToolkit/XAWT backend can recognize)
       or   when   using   OpenJDK   setting    the    environment    variable

       GTK   2.10.9+   versions   contain   a   broken   Save-As  file  dialog
       implementation, which requests to reconfigure its  window  size  in  an
       endless  loop.  However,  its  window  is still respondable during this
       state, so you can simply ignore the flicker until  a  new  GTK  version
       appears,  which will fix this bug, approximately GTK 2.10.12+ versions.

                                   dwm-5.8.2                            DWM(1)