Guide to X11/Window Managers/dwm

Type: dynamic Language: C Licence: DWM

The dynamic window manager is minimalistic and has no dependencies other than xlib libraries.


Raising and lowering windowsEdit

Resizing windowsEdit

Showing and hiding windowsEdit

Context eventsEdit


Features of the dynamic window manager include:

  • dynamic switching between stacking and tiling modes
  • Window decorations include a single pixel borders which indicate focus
  • Written in C
  • Lightweight and uses the xlib library
  • Windows can be grouped using tags
  • Multiple desktop support
  • Desktop bar provides status information and the facility to switch between desktops

Tiling layoutsEdit

In tiling mode windows are arranged as a master window with a column of other windows. Transient dialogue windows may use a stacking arrangement over the existing tiled layout.