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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: C Stands for ctwm... and Confrontation

Oct 17, 2000, 15:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"To each their own is a great motto to have when you explore the world of X window managers, because there are a lot of them out there that just really stretch the bounds of diversity."

"ctwm is certainly one of the more diverse window managers out there. An extension of the venberable twm (which, for many years, was the most usable window manager in X and actually predates Linux; it stands for either Tom's window manager or the tab window manager, depending on who you ask), ctwm offers similar root menu and window placement attributes as twm. It goes beyond twm, though, by offering named workspaces to the user--up to 32 virtual screens...."

"This is definitely a window manager that's handy to use when you have a lot of windows up and running. The AutoSqueeze function was particularly handy. It shrinks a window to the title bar or to a horizontal line if the window has no title bar. The windows get squeezed automatically when they lose focus and unsqueezed when they regain focus. This cleared up a lot of clutter on the desktop."

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