Window Maker/9.2

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Window Maker is a light-weight window manager that was designed to reproduce the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface.

Figure 5.9a shows a screenshot of Window Maker running on PC-BSD. In this example, the user launched the Application menu by right-clicking an area of the desktop.

Figure 5.9a: Window Maker on PC-BSD


In addition to PC-BSD's utilities, Window Maker provides the following utilities:

  • WPrefs: located as an icon on the desktop (has a screwdriver) and in Appearance -> Preferences Utility. Allows you to configure window focus, window placement, menu alignment, icons, keyboard actions, mouse, fonts, and various other window manager settings.
  • wmakerconf: by default, Window Maker creates menu entries which may or may not reflect which applications are installed on your system. Fortunately, you can fine-tune your menu entries as well as your desktop's appearance, themes, background, mouse, and special effects using launching wmakerconf from an xterm. Figure 5.9b shows windowconf with the Menus button selected.

Figure 5.9b: Editing the Application Menu using windowconf


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