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wmaker - X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look
Window Maker is a X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look. It tries to
emulate NeXT's look as much as possible, but it deviates from it as
specify display to use. On multiheaded machines, Window Maker
will automatically manage all screens. If you want Window Maker
to manage only a specific screen, you must supply the screen
number you want to have managed with the -display command line
argument. For example, if you want Window Maker to manage only
screen 1, start it as:
wmaker -display :0.1
do not restore saved session
print the path where the files for the default configuration are
installed and exit
--help print the list of command line options supported, one per line,
specify the locale (i18n language) to use; Window Maker will
also set the variable LANG which will be inherited by all
applications started from Window Maker
do not launch at start-up the applications that were marked in
the configuration as autolanched
do not show the workspace Clip
do not show the application Dock
disable the Drawers in the Dock
disable the periodic check on the configuration file to reload
ask the currently running window manager to let Window Maker
take his place
do not update or save automatically the configuration
display Window Maker's version number and exit
specify the ID of the visual to use; see xdpyinfo(1) for a list
of visuals available in your display
general Window Maker defaults.
information about the Dock and Clip. DON'T edit this while
running Window Maker. It will be overwritten.
Contains the name of the file to read the root menu from or the
menu itself, in property list format.
Attributes for different application classes and instances. Use
the Attribute Editor (right drag the application's title bar,
select Attributes) instead of modifying this file directly.
There are just a few options not available using the Attributes
All the above-mentioned files are READ from here if not found
except for WMState, which is COPIED from here. No matter where
they are read from, if it's necessary to write configuration
changes back into this files, user's files will be written to.
This script is automatically executed when Window Maker is
This script is automatically executed immediately before Window
Maker is exited. Note: If you need to run something that
requires the X server to be running from this script, make sure
you do not use the SHUTDOWN command from the root menu to exit
Window Maker. Otherwise, the X server might be shut down before
the script is executed.
The menu file indicated in WMRootMenu is looked for here...
and here, in that order. Unless, the indicated path is an
Window Maker looks for pixmaps here
Window Maker looks for backgrounds here
Window Maker looks for style files here (not true... it looks
like it does, but you have to specify the full path anyway, it's
just a place to keep things nicely ordered)
Window Maker looks for theme files here (ibid)
System-wide (Window Maker-specific) pixmaps are located here
System wide styles are here
specifies the initial path for the Defaults directory.
"Defaults/" is appended to this variable to determine the actual
location of the databases. If the variable is not set, it
defaults to "~/GNUstep"
specifies the location of the system-wide local GNUstep
directory (this is useful, for example, in those cases where the
system-wide location is really a network wide location). If this
variable is empty, GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is looked for.
specifies the location of the system-wide GNUstep directory. If
this variable is empty, it defaults to /etc/GNUstep
The Window Maker User Guide
The Window Maker FAQ
WPrefs(1), X(7), wxcopy(1), wxpaste(1), geticonset(1), seticons(1),
getstyle(1), setstyle(1), wmsetbg(1), wmgenmenu(1), wmmenugen(1),
Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima
<email@example.com>, Dan Pascu <firstname.lastname@example.org> with
contributions from many people around the Internet.
This manual page was created by Marcelo E. Magallon,
<email@example.com> and is maintained by the Window Maker team.
February 2015 Window Maker(1)