Jul 20, 2023

Dynamic, minimalist window manager for X11

WMII is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It supports both classic and tiling acme-like window management with extended keyboard, mouse, and 9p filesystem based remote control. It replaces the workspace paradigm with a new tagging approach and is highly scriptable with plain shell or Python and even Chicken.

Its minimalist philosophy attempts to not exceed 10.000 lines of code including all shipped utilities and libraries, to enforce simplicity and clarity read it is hackable and beautiful.

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
  • Wmconfig - Menu generation tool for X window managers
  • Wmanager - X11 window manager selector
  • Wmanager-addons - Helper scripts and documentation for the X11 window manager selector