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[http://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/spectrwm 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 haven't used spectrwm before, spend some time reading through its [https://opensource.conformal.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?spectrwm man page] first.
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Figure 5.10a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD system:
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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.
  
'''Figure 5.10a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD System'''
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Figure 6.14a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system:
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'''Figure 6.14a: 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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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'''.
  
'''NOTE:''' 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.
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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.
  
* Former site [http://www.peereboom.us/scrotwm/html/scrotwm.html ScrotWM] currently accessible.
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Revision as of 11:27, 4 December 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 6.14a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system:

Figure 6.14a: 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
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