Window Maker

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Window Maker is a window manager (WM) for the X Window System. It is designed to emulate NeXT's GUI as an OpenStep-compatible environment and is characterized by low memory demands and high flexibility. As one of the lighter WMs it is well-suited for machines with modest performance specifications.

Installation and configuration

To install Window Maker:

pacman -S windowmaker

Once installed create or edit the file $HOME/.xinitrc as follows:

exec wmaker

To start Window Maker:


Additional resources