lwm - Lightweight Window Manager for the X Window System
lwm [ -s session-id ]
Lwm is a window manager for the X Window System. It provides enough
features to allow the user to manage their windows, and no more.
Windows are surrounded by a frame with a titlebar at the top next to a
small box. The frame is a grey colour for all windows except that which
has the input focus, where it is black.
In the default configuration, lwm uses the enter-to-focus scheme, where
moving the pointer into a window gives that window the input focus.
Lwm may also be configured to use the click-to-focus scheme, where a
window must be clicked on (with any button) to receive the input focus.
Clicking on a window in this mode causes the window to be raised. Note
that a click used to focus a window is always swallowed by lwm, so
clicking a button in a new window requires two clicks.
A button 1 click on a window frame brings that window to the top.
Dragging button 1 on the frame of a resizable window repositions that
edge of the window. If a corner rather than an edge is dragged, then
both edges forming the corner are repositioned. While you’re reshaping
a window, a little window pops up to show you the window’s current
In the default configuration, button 1 on the root window does nothing.
Button 2 is used to drag a window by its frame, repositioning the
window but maintaining its position in the window stack.
In the default configuration, button 2 on the root window brings up a
A button 3 click on a window frame hides that window. Pressing button
3 on the root window brings up a menu of all the hidden windows.
Releasing the button while over an item will unhide the named window.
A button 3 click in the frame while Shift is held down pushes the
window to the back, under any other windows. (Users with 4-button mice
are encouraged to use their fourth button for this function.)
A click with any button inside the little white box in a window’s frame
can be used to close the window.
Lwm accepts the following command line options:
-s specifies a client ID for the X Session Management system, and
is used exclusively by session managers.
Lwm understands the following X resources:
titlefont font used in window titles
popupFont font used in popup window (menu/size indicator)
border width in pixels of window borders
button1 program spawned when button 1 is clicked on the root window
button2 program spawned when button 2 is clicked on the root window
focus focus mode, one of "enter" for enter-to-focus (or sloppy
focus), or "click" for click-to-focus
Elliott Hughes <email@example.com>, James Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>