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       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
       new shell.

       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 <>, James Carter <>