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Twm is a window manager for X11. It is a small program, being built against Xlib rather than using a widget library, and as such it is very light on system resources. Though simple, it is highly configurable; fonts, colours, border widths, titlebar buttons etc can all be set by the user.
  
 
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Twm is part of the Arch extra repository[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xorg-twm/].
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*  Proffitt, Brian. "[http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/3000/2/ From the Desktop: Tom LaStrange Speaks!]", ''LinuxPlanet'', February 6, 2001. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
 
*  Proffitt, Brian. "[http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/3000/2/ From the Desktop: Tom LaStrange Speaks!]", ''LinuxPlanet'', February 6, 2001. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
 
* "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UWM_(computing) UWM (computing)]", ''Wikipedia''. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
 
* "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UWM_(computing) UWM (computing)]", ''Wikipedia''. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
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* "[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xorg-twm/ Pkg: xorg-twm - Arch Linux Package Details]", ''Arch Linux package search''. Retrieved October 22, 2009.

Revision as of 14:31, 22 October 2009

This wiki page details installation and configuration of the twm window manager under Arch Linux.

Introduction

Twm is a window manager for X11. It is a small program, being built against Xlib rather than using a widget library, and as such it is very light on system resources. Though simple, it is highly configurable; fonts, colours, border widths, titlebar buttons etc can all be set by the user.

Twm creation and name

Twm was written by Tom LaStrange, a developer who was frustrated by the limitations of uwm (Ultrix Window Manager)[[1], the only window manager around when X11 was first released. Twm supplanted uwm as the default window manager supplied with X11 from the X11R4 release in 1989[2].

Installation

Twm is part of the Arch extra repository[3]. To install twm, as root type:

pacman -S xorg-twm

TWM as default window manager

Configuration (editing your .twmrc)

Resources

References