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LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Of Mice and Finns

Apr 03, 2001, 12:48 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"There are, at my last count, three window managers with the label PWM. There's the Plate Window Manager, the Photon Window Manager, and then this one, the construct of one Toumo Valkonen."

"PWM is described as a "lightweight" window manager for X, and I believe it. After pulling the tiny little 78 Kb Red Hat RPM down from the PWM site, I had it installed an running on my system in an eyeblink. Binaries are also available for Linux Mandrake (stable) and Debian (development), with the ubiquitous tarballs of source available in both stable and development packages."

"PWM is a very simple little window manager with one nifty little feature: the capability to combine multiple windows into one frame. While this may not seem like a big deal, I soon found it to be very handy. All you do is grab a window's frame with the middle mouse button (or, in my case, the two-fingered maneuver) and drag and drop the window control into the frame you want. Nothing could be easier."

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