Joined: 30 Jan 2009 Posts: 444 Location: La Porte City, IA , U.S.A.
Posted: Sun 15 Jul 2012, 23:42 Post subject:
BadWM Subject description: minimalistic window manager
BadWM is an minimalistic window manager.
No window decorations but a simple 1 pixel border.
Good keyboard control (includes repositioning and vertical/horizontal/full maximisation).
Configureable through a config file.
Small binary size.
Intellegent window placement
Intellegent window resizing
Snap to edge.
Snap to border.
The input focus follows the mouse pointer.
You can use the mouse to manipulate windows either by directly
click/dragging the 1 pixel border or holding down the left <ALT> key to
click/drag from anywhere in client window.
The controls are:
Left mouse button: Move window.
Right mouse button: Resize window.
Middle mouse button: Lower window.
You can switch the resize and lower buttons through the
flip_resizelower setting in the global section of the config file.
The keyboard controls are used by holding down the left <ALT> key and
pressing a key. These combining keys can be found and edited in the
~/.BadWMrc file. Default keys for the available functions are:
+Return Spawn new terminal window.
+Tab Switch to next window.
+t Move window to top-left.
+z Move window to top-right.
+g Move window to bottom-left.
+h Move window to bottom-right.
+Down Lower window.
+x Maximise window.
+c Maximise window horizontally.
+v Maximise window vertically.
+r Reloads your config from ~/.BadWMrc
+0 - 9 Switch virtual desktop.
+Right Switch one workspace up.
+Left Switch one workspace down.
+f Fix/Unfix window (toggle visibility on all workspaces).
+k Kill window.
To move a window from one workspace to another you have two options:
fix the window, change the workspace and unfix it.
drag the window out of the left/right edge of your screen to move it
one workspace down/up.
You can also use the mouse wheel to switch workspaces up and down if
the pointer is not over a window.
The default colors for the one pixel border in BadWM are:
"goldenrod" for the foreground window,
"gray50" for background windows,
"blue" for fixed windows.
You can change them in the ~/.BadWMrc file.
You will need to restart BadWM then.
For all other settings in the config file you can reload the config
(left <ALT> key + r) to make them effective.
To exit from BadWM you have to kill the process.
if you need xprop and xkill
Many of the minimalist window managers use xprop and xkill.
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