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X window manager

Index X window manager

An X window manager is a window manager which runs on top of the X Window System, a windowing system mainly used on Unix-like systems. [1]

65 relations: Amiwm, Awesome (window manager), Blackbox, Classic Mac OS, Common Lisp, Comparison of X window managers, Compiz, Computer monitor, Desktop environment, Dwm, ECMAScript, Enlightenment (software), Extended Window Manager Hints, File Explorer, Fluxbox, Framebuffer, FVWM, GNOME, Haskell (programming language), I3 (window manager), IceWM, Icon (computing), Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual, Ion (window manager), KDE, KWin, Larswm, Lisp (programming language), List of alternative shells for Windows, Lua (programming language), Macintosh, MacOS, Menu (computing), Metacity, Microsoft Windows, Motif Window Manager, Mutter (software), Openbox, Paned window, Python (programming language), Qtile, Ratpoison, Re-parenting window manager, Root window, Sawfish (window manager), StumpWM, Taskbar, Tessellation, Tvtwm, Unity (user interface), ..., Unix-like, Video card, Viewport, Virtual desktop, Wayland (display server protocol), Window Maker, Window manager, Windowing system, Wmctrl, Wmii, X Window System, X Window System core protocol, X Window System protocols and architecture, Xfce, Xmonad. Expand index (15 more) »

Amiwm

In computing, the AMIga Window Manager (amiwm) is a stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Marcus Comstedt.

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Awesome (window manager)

awesome is a dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages.

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Blackbox

In Unix computing, Blackbox is a stacking window manager for the X Window System.

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Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS is a colloquial term used to describe a series of operating systems developed for the Macintosh family of personal computers by Apple Inc. from 1984 until 2001.

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Common Lisp

Common Lisp (CL) is a dialect of the Lisp programming language, published in ANSI standard document ANSI INCITS 226-1994 (R2004) (formerly X3.226-1994 (R1999)).

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Comparison of X window managers

This article compares variety of different X window managers.

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Compiz

Compiz is a compositing window manager for the X Window System, using 3D graphics hardware to create fast compositing desktop effects for window management.

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Computer monitor

A computer monitor is an output device which displays information in pictorial form.

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Desktop environment

In computing, a desktop environment (DE) is an implementation of the desktop metaphor made of a bundle of programs running on top of a computer operating system, which share a common graphical user interface (GUI), sometimes described as a graphical shell.

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Dwm

dwm is a dynamic, minimalist tiling window manager for the X Window System that has influenced the development of several other X window managers, including xmonad and awesome.

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ECMAScript

ECMAScript (or ES) is a trademarked scripting-language specification standardized by Ecma International in ECMA-262 and ISO/IEC 16262.

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Enlightenment (software)

Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a compositing window manager for the X Window System.

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Extended Window Manager Hints

Extended Window Manager Hints, a.k.a. NetWM or Net WM, is an X Window System standard for window managers.

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File Explorer

File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.

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Fluxbox

Fluxbox is a stacking window manager for the X Window System, which started as a fork of Blackbox 0.61.1 in 2001, with the same aim to be lightweight.

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Framebuffer

A framebuffer (frame buffer, or sometimes framestore) is a portion of RAM containing a bitmap that drives a video display.

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FVWM

The F Virtual Window Manager is a virtual window manager for the X Window System.

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GNOME

GNOME is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux and most BSD derivatives.

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Haskell (programming language)

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose compiled purely functional programming language, with non-strict semantics and strong static typing.

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I3 (window manager)

i3 is a tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts, which it handles dynamically.

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IceWM

IceWM is a stacking window manager for the X Window System graphical infrastructure, written by Marko Maček.

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Icon (computing)

In computing, an icon is a pictogram or ideogram displayed on a computer screen in order to help the user navigate a computer system or mobile device.

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Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual

In computing, the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM or I39L short for "I", 39 letters and "L") is a standard protocol for the X Window System.

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Ion (window manager)

In Unix computing, Ion is a tiling and tabbing window manager for the X Window System.

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KDE

KDE is an international free software community that develops Free and Open Source based software.

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KWin

KWin is a window manager for the X Window System and is currently in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor.

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Larswm

larswm is a window manager for the X window system that follows the tiling window manager paradigm.

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Lisp (programming language)

Lisp (historically, LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized prefix notation.

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List of alternative shells for Windows

This is a list of software that provides an alternative graphical user interface for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Lua (programming language)

Lua (from meaning moon) is a lightweight, multi-paradigm programming language designed primarily for embedded use in applications.

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Macintosh

The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.

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MacOS

macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.

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Menu (computing)

In computing and telecommunications, a menu is a list of options or commands presented to the user of a computer or communications system.

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Metacity

Metacity was the default window manager used by the GNOME 2 desktop environment until it was replaced by Mutter in GNOME 3.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Motif Window Manager

In computing, the Motif Window Manager (MWM) is an X window manager based on the Motif toolkit.

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Mutter (software)

Mutter is a window manager initially designed and implemented for the X Window System, and recently has evolved to be a Wayland compositor.

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Openbox

Openbox is a free, stacking window manager for the X Window System, licensed under the GNU General Public License.

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Paned window

A paned window is a window that is divided into sections known as panes.

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Python (programming language)

Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.

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Qtile

Qtile is a free and open source tiling window manager for the X Window System, written and configured in Python.

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Ratpoison

Ratpoison is a tiling window manager for the X Window System primarily developed by Shawn Betts.

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Re-parenting window manager

A re-parenting window manager is an X Window System window manager that adopts all other windows.

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Root window

In the X Window System, every window is contained within another window, called its parent.

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Sawfish (window manager)

Sawfish is a window manager for the X Window System.

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StumpWM

StumpWM is a tiling window manager that was created when developer Shawn Betts found ratpoison growing increasingly large and "lispy".

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Taskbar

A taskbar is an element of a graphical user interface which has various purposes.

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Tessellation

A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps.

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Tvtwm

tvtwm is an X window manager derived from twm to which it adds the virtual desktop feature from swm.

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Unity (user interface)

Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment originally developed by Canonical Ltd. for its Ubuntu operating system.

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Unix-like

A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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Video card

A video card (also called a display card, graphics card, display adapter or graphics adapter) is an expansion card which generates a feed of output images to a display (such as a computer monitor).

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Viewport

A viewport is a polygon viewing region in computer graphics.

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Virtual desktop

In computing, a virtual desktop is a term used with respect to user interfaces, usually within the WIMP paradigm, to describe ways in which the virtual space of a computer's desktop environment is expanded beyond the physical limits of the screen's display area through the use of software.

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Wayland (display server protocol)

Wayland is a computer protocol that specifies the communication between a display server (called a Wayland compositor) and its clients, as well as a reference implementation of the protocol in the C programming language.

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Window Maker

Window Maker is a free and open source window manager for the X Window System, allowing graphical applications to be run on Unix-like operating-systems.

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Window manager

A window manager is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface.

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Windowing system

In computing, a windowing system (or window system) is software that manages separately different parts of display screens.

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Wmctrl

wmctrl is a command used to control windows in EWMH- and NetWM-compatible X Window window managers.

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Wmii

wmii (window manager improved²) is a tiling window manager for X11.

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X Window System

The X Window System (X11, or shortened to simply X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like computer operating systems.

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X Window System core protocol

The X Window System core protocolRobert W. Scheifler and James Gettys: X Window System: Core and extension protocols, X version 11, releases 6 and 6.1, Digital Press 1996, RFC 1013Grant Edwards.

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X Window System protocols and architecture

In computing, the X Window System (commonly: X11, or X) is a network-transparent windowing system for bitmap displays.

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Xfce

Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix and Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, Solaris, and BSD.

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Xmonad

xmonad is a dynamic window manager (tiling) for the X Window System, written in the functional programming language Haskell.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_window_manager

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