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Add handling for popup windows
author markus schnalke <>
date Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0200
parents 45f23169563e
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1 .TH AEWL 1 aewl-0.2
5 aewl \- a fork of dwm, the dynamic window manager
9 .B aewl
10 .RB [ \-v ]
14 This man page is the one from dwm-3.4 on which aewl is based.
15 It is partly updated, but not totally.
16 .P
17 dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiling and
18 floating modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically, optimizing the
19 environment for the application in use and the task performed.
20 .P
21 In tiling mode windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master
22 area contains the windows which currently need most attention, whereas the
23 stacking area contains all other windows. In floating mode windows can be
24 resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating,
25 regardless of the mode applied.
26 .P
27 Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple
28 tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with these tags.
29 .P
30 dwm contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the mode,
31 the title of the focused window, and the text read from standard input. The
32 selected tags are indicated with a different color. The tags of the focused
33 window are indicated with a filled square in the top left corner. The tags
34 which are applied to one or more windows are indicated with an empty square in
35 the top left corner.
36 .P
37 dwm draws a small border around windows to indicate the focus state.
41 .TP
42 .B \-v
43 prints version information to standard output, then exits.
48 .SS Standard input
49 .TP
50 Standard input is read and displayed in the status text area.
52 .SS Keyboard commands
53 .TP
54 .B Mod1-Shift-Return
55 Start a terminal emulator.
56 .TP
57 .B Mod1-Tab
58 Focus next window.
59 .TP
60 .BR Mod1-F1 " / " Mod1-F2
61 Change view (tagged/untagged).
62 .TP
63 .B Mod1-F3
64 Move current window to other view.
65 .TP
66 .B Mod1-asciicircum
67 Start
68 .BR dmenu (1)
69 .TP
70 .B Mod1-1
71 Move current window to/from master area (tiling mode), toggle maximization current window (floating mode).
72 .TP
73 .B Mod1-2
74 Close focused window.
75 .TP
76 .BR Mod1-plus " or " Mod1-minus
77 Increase/decrease the number of windows in the master area (tiling mode only).
78 .TP
79 .B Mod1-space
80 Toggle between tiling and max mode.
81 .TP
82 .B Mod1-Shift-space
83 Toggle focused window between floating and non-floating state.
84 .TP
85 .B Mod1-Shift-q
86 Quit window manager.
88 .SS Mouse commands
89 .TP
90 .B Mod1-Button1
91 Move current window while dragging (floating mode only).
92 .TP
93 .B Mod1-Button3
94 Resize current window while dragging (floating mode only).
98 dwm is customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source
99 code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.
103 .BR dmenu (1)
106 .SH BUGS
107 The status bar may display
108 .BR "EOF"
109 when dwm has been started by an X session manager like
110 .BR xdm (1),
111 because those close standard output before executing dwm.
112 .P
113 Java applications which use the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey windows
114 only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks ICCCM-compliance in recent JDK 1.5 and early
115 JDK 1.6 versions, because it assumes a reparenting window manager. As a workaround
116 you can use JDK 1.4 (which doesn't contain the XToolkit/XAWT backend) or you
117 can set the following environment variable (to use the older Motif
118 backend instead):
119 .BR AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit .