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       icewm - a small and fast window manager


       icewm [-display DISPLAY] [-c CONFIG] [-n] [-debug]

       icewm-session,   icewmwb,   icewmtray,  icewmhint,  icehelp,  icesound-
       experimental (experimental flavor only)  and  icewm-menu-gnome2  (gnome
       support package)


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  IceWM  window  manager and
       programs around it.  This  manual  page  was  written  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  distribution  (but  may  be  used  by  others),  because the
       original program  does  not  have  a  manual  page.   Instead,  it  has
       documentation in HTML format; see below.

       The  goal  of  IceWM  is  to  provide a small, fast and familiar window
       manager for the X11 window system. Compatibility with  the  mwm  window
       manager is desired and will be implemented where appropriate.

       Because    of   the   high   number   of   features   (some   of   them
       unstable/experimental or designed for more computer  performance),  the
       icewm  package  in  Debian is provided in different variants (flavors):
       the default one, experimental, lite.  There is also  the  gnome  flavor
       provided  for  historical  reason  but it uses the same programs as the
       default flavor. To run an application  which  belongs  to  a  different
       flavor,  complete  the program name with the flavor name, eg. resulting
       in icewmtray-experimental.


       Most users use IceWM either as their primary Window Manager or embedded
       as  part  of  another X session manager, eg. GNOME. For the first task,
       please run icewm-session or one of its variants, adding a command  like
       "exec  icewm-session-experimental"  to  your  ~/.xsession file.  icewm-
       session will  invoke  all  needed  programs  like  icewmbg  (background
       configurator) and icewmtray. See the IceWM manual for details.

       For  the second task, choose IceWM in the configuration of your Desktop
       Environment, eg. in the Gnome Command Center.


       The  programs icewm-menu-gnome1 and icewm-menu-gnome2 are  provided  by
       the  icewm-gnome-support  package.  They collect available menu data of
       GNOME menues and pass it to IceWM. icewm-menu-gnome1 supports Gnome  1,
       icewm-menu-gnome2 supports Gnome 2 and KDE menues. See the default menu
       file /etc/X11/icewm/menu for examples  and  IceWM  manual  for  further
       information about them.


       Sound  event  support  is  highly  experimental  and  available  in the
       experimental flavor only.


       icewm knows following options:

       -display DISPLAY
              Set X display to DISPLAY.

       -c CONFIG
              Use configuration file CONFIG.

       -n     Don’t use a configuration file.

       -debug Dump various debug information to stderr.


       The original documentation can be found in /usr/share/doc/icewm-common/
       in  HTML and SGML format, or it can be accessed through the dwww system
       if it is installed.


       This  manual  page  was   originaly   written   by   Gergely   Madarasz
       <>   for   the   Debian  GNU/Linux  system  and  is
       maintained by Eduard Bloch <> now.