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{{citelink|url=http://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/spectrwm|txt=spectrwm}}, formerly known as Scrotwm,  is a minimalist window manager written by OpenBSD hackers. It provides keyboard shortcuts, a configuration file, and assumes that the user prefers to use the command line. If you have not used spectrwm before, spend some time reading through its {{citelink|url=https://opensource.conformal.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?spectrwm|txt=man page}} first.
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Figure 6.13a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system:
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'''Figure 6.13a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD® System'''
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To launch applications within spectrwm, start an xterm by pressing Alt+Shift+Return. Once you have an xterm, you can start any program you wish. For example, to start Control Panel type '''pc-controlpanel'''.
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spectrwm does not provide minimize, maximize, or close buttons within its windows. To close a GUI application, use ''Ctrl-c'' within the xterm you used to launch the application. To leave this desktop, type '''killall spectrwm''' from an xterm.
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Revision as of 11:11, 11 September 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

spectrwm[1], formerly known as Scrotwm, is a minimalist window manager written by OpenBSD hackers. It provides keyboard shortcuts, a configuration file, and assumes that the user prefers to use the command line. If you have not used spectrwm before, spend some time reading through its man page[2] first.

Figure 6.13a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system:

Figure 6.13a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD® System

Spectrwm.png

To launch applications within spectrwm, start an xterm by pressing Alt+Shift+Return. Once you have an xterm, you can start any program you wish. For example, to start Control Panel type pc-controlpanel.

spectrwm does not provide minimize, maximize, or close buttons within its windows. To close a GUI application, use Ctrl-c within the xterm you used to launch the application. To leave this desktop, type killall spectrwm from an xterm.

References


  1. http://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/spectrwm
  2. https://opensource.conformal.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?spectrwm