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{{citelink|url=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 {{citelink|url=https://opensource.conformal.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?spectrwm|man page}} first.  
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{{citelink|url=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 {{citelink|url=https://opensource.conformal.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?spectrwm|man page}} first.  
  
 
Figure 6.13a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running on a PC-BSD system:
 
Figure 6.13a provides a screenshot of spectrwm running 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'''.
 
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.
 
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.peereboom.us/scrotwm/html/scrotwm.html|Former site}} currently accessible.
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Revision as of 11:47, 7 August 2012

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[1][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 haven't used spectrwm before, spend some time reading through its [2][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.

References


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