Jul 20, 2023

Full-screen Expose-style standalone task switcher for X11

Skippy-XD is a version of Skippy that uses Xserver’s XDamage, XComposite and XFixes extensions to provide you with ‘live’ versions of the windows.

Skippy-XD is best described as a full-screen task-switcher for X11. It tries to provide an alternative when taskbars or regular task-switchers aren’t the most efficient way of switching tasks like when you have a lot of applications open When activated currently only through a hotkey, it will arrange and scale snapshots of all windows on the current desktop and it’ll let you pick a window using a mouse or a keyboard. Yes, this is also what expocity and Apple’s Expose.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Yeahwm - Minimal X11 window manager with BeOS-like tabbed titles
  • Xfce4 - Meta-port for the Xfce Desktop Environment
  • Xfce4-wm - Xfce's window manager
  • Xfce4-session - Xfce's session manager
  • Xfce4-panel - Xfce's panel
  • Xfce4-panel-profiles - Xfce's panel multiple layouts manager
  • Xfce4-desktop - Xfce's desktop manager
  • Xdgmenumaker - Generates XDG menus for several window managers
  • Xcompmgr - Sample X compositing manager
  • Wmx - Simple window manager based on wm2
  • Wmname - Prints/sets the window manager name property of the root window
  • Wmii - Dynamic, minimalist window manager for X11
  • Wmii-devel - Dynamic, minimalist window manager for X11
  • Wmconfig - Menu generation tool for X window managers
  • Wmanager - X11 window manager selector