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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: T is for twm and Tracking Originality

Jan 23, 2001, 16:21 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"When you look at twm, it's not exactly an easy thing to get excited about. Having to manually place a window on the desktop when ever that window is started up can get really old in a hurry, for instance."

"There are no taskbars in twm, nor control panel settings. Just a .twmrc configuration file that is pretty simple to figure out how to use. What I really found very helpful was running a search for .twmrc on the Web and finding quite a few sample configuration files that I could adapt for my own use."

"twm is often described as "ugly" and "aesthetically challenged," but this ugly little duckling made a big contribution to the world of X when it was included in many of the first X Window distributions from the X Consortium. At one time, this was the most popular window manager in use."

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