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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. Figure 6.14a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system. [[File:spectrwm.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 6.14a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD® System''']]
 
{{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. Figure 6.14a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system. [[File:spectrwm.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 6.14a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD® System''']]
 
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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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.
 
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 05:22, 7 August 2013

(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. Figure 6.14a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD® system.
Figure 6.14a: spectrwm on a PC-BSD® System

If you have not used spectrwm before, spend some time reading through its man page[2] first.

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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