Jul 20, 2023

Small and simple GNOME-compatible window manager

Oroborus is a small and simple window manager for X11 which has the following features

  • Good default key bindings
  • Windows are moveable by keyboard
  • Highly configurable
  • XPM-themable
  • GNOME compatible
  • NET_WM compatible
  • Sort of KDE compatible
  • And many, many more…

Oroborus doesn’t provide any kind of dock, toolbar, program launcher, background changer or root menu as these functions can be provided by separate applications.

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