changed a term in dwm.1
[dwm.git] / dwm.1
3 dwm \- dynamic window manager
5 .B dwm
6 .RB [ \-v ]
8 dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiling and
9 floating modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically, optimizing the
10 environment for the application in use and the task performed.
11 .P
12 In tiling mode windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master
13 area contains the windows which currently need most attention, whereas the
14 stacking area contains all other windows. In floating mode windows can be
15 resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating,
16 regardless of the mode applied.
17 .P
18 Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple
19 tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with these tags.
20 .P
21 dwm contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the mode,
22 the title of the focused window, and the text read from standard input. The
23 selected tags are indicated with a different color. The tags of the focused
24 window are indicated with a filled square in the top left corner. The tags
25 which are applied to one or more windows are indicated with an empty square in
26 the top left corner.
27 .P
28 dwm draws a 1-pixel border around windows to indicate the focus state.
29 Unfocused windows contain a small bar in front of them displaying their title.
31 .TP
32 .B \-v
33 prints version information to standard output, then exits.
35 .SS Status bar
36 .TP
37 .B Standard input
38 is read and displayed in the status text area.
39 .TP
40 .B Button1
41 click on a tag label to display all windows with that tag, click on the mode
42 label toggles between tiling and floating mode.
43 .TP
44 .B Button3
45 click on a tag label adds/removes all windows with that tag to/from the view.
46 .TP
47 .B Mod1-Button1
48 click on a tag label applies that tag to the focused window.
49 .TP
50 .B Mod1-Button3
51 click on a tag label adds/removes that tag to/from the focused window.
52 .SS Keyboard commands
53 .TP
54 .B Mod1-Shift-Return
55 Start
56 .BR xterm (1).
57 .TP
58 .B Mod1-Tab
59 Focus next window.
60 .TP
61 .B Mod1-Shift-Tab
62 Focus previous window.
63 .TP
64 .B Mod1-Return
65 Zooms/cycles current window to/from master area (tiling mode), toggles maximization current window (floating mode).
66 .TP
67 .B Mod1-g
68 Grow master area (tiling mode only).
69 .TP
70 .B Mod1-s
71 Shrink master area (tiling mode only).
72 .TP
73 .B Mod1-i
74 Increase windows of master area (tiling mode only).
75 .TP
76 .B Mod1-d
77 Decrease windows of master area (tiling mode only).
78 .TP
79 .B Mod1-Shift-[1..n]
80 Apply
81 .RB nth
82 tag to current window.
83 .TP
84 .B Mod1-Shift-0
85 Apply all tags to current window.
86 .TP
87 .B Mod1-Control-Shift-[1..n]
88 Add/remove
89 .B nth
90 tag to/from current window.
91 .TP
92 .B Mod1-Shift-c
93 Close focused window.
94 .TP
95 .B Mod1-space
96 Toggle between tiling and floating mode (affects all windows).
97 .TP
98 .B Mod1-Shift-space
99 Toggle focused window between floating and non-floating state (tiling mode only).
100 .TP
101 .B Mod1-[1..n]
102 View all windows with
103 .BR nth
104 tag.
105 .TP
106 .B Mod1-0
107 View all windows with any tag.
108 .TP
109 .B Mod1-Control-[1..n]
110 Add/remove all windows with
111 .BR nth
112 tag to/from the view.
113 .TP
114 .B Mod1-Shift-q
115 Quit dwm.
116 .SS Mouse commands
117 .TP
118 .B Mod1-Button1
119 Move current window while dragging (floating mode only).
120 .TP
121 .B Mod1-Button2
122 Zoom current window to the master area (tiling mode only).
123 .TP
124 .B Mod1-Button3
125 Resize current window while dragging (floating mode only).
127 dwm is customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source
128 code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.
130 The status bar may display
131 .BR "EOF"
132 when dwm has been started by an X session manager like
133 .BR xdm (1),
134 because those close standard output before executing dwm.
135 .P
136 Java applications which use the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey windows
137 only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks ICCCM-compliance in recent JDK 1.5 and early
138 JDK 1.6 versions, because it assumes a reparenting window manager. As a workaround
139 you can use JDK 1.4 (which doesn't contain the XToolkit/XAWT backend) or you
140 can set the following environment variable (to use the older Motif
141 backend instead):
142 .BR AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit .
144 .BR dmenu (1)