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DWM(1)			    General Commands Manual			DWM(1)

NAME
       dwm - dynamic window manager

SYNOPSIS
       dwm [-v]

DESCRIPTION
       dwm  is	a  dynamic  window manager for X. It manages windows in	tiled,
       monocle and floating layouts. Either layout can be applied dynamically,
       optimising the environment for the application in use and the task per-
       formed.

       In tiled	layouts	windows	are managed in a master	and stacking area. The
       master  area  contains the window which currently needs most attention,
       whereas the stacking area contains all other windows. In	monocle	layout
       all  windows  are maximised to the screen size. In floating layout win-
       dows can	be resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are	always managed
       floating, regardless of the layout applied.

       Windows are grouped by tags. Each window	can be tagged with one or mul-
       tiple tags. Selecting certain tags  displays  all  windows  with	 these
       tags.

       Each  screen  contains  a small status bar which	displays all available
       tags, the layout, the title of the focused window, and  the  text  read
       from  the root window name property, if the screen is focused. A	float-
       ing window is indicated with an empty square and	a  maximised  floating
       window is indicated with	a filled square	before the windows title.  The
       selected	tags are indicated with	a different color. The tags of the fo-
       cused window are	indicated with a filled	square in the top left corner.
       The tags	which are applied to one or more windows are indicated with an
       empty square in the top left corner.

       dwm draws a small border	around windows to indicate the focus state.

OPTIONS
       -v     prints version information to standard output, then exits.

USAGE
   Status bar
       X root window name
	      is  read	and  displayed	in the status text area. It can	be set
	      with the xsetroot(1) command.

       Button1
	      click on a tag label to display all windows with that tag, click
	      on the layout label toggles between tiled	and floating layout.

       Button3
	      click  on	 a  tag	 label	adds/removes all windows with that tag
	      to/from the view.

       Mod1-Button1
	      click on a tag label applies that	tag to the focused window.

       Mod1-Button3
	      click on a tag label adds/removes	that tag to/from  the  focused
	      window.

   Keyboard commands
       Mod1-Shift-Return
	      Start st(1).

       Mod1-, Focus previous screen, if	any.

       Mod1-. Focus next screen, if any.

       Mod1-Shift-,
	      Send focused window to previous screen, if any.

       Mod1-Shift-.
	      Send focused window to next screen, if any.

       Mod1-b Toggles bar on and off.

       Mod1-t Sets tiled layout.

       Mod1-f Sets floating layout.

       Mod1-m Sets monocle layout.

       Mod1-space
	      Toggles between current and previous layout.

       Mod1-j Focus next window.

       Mod1-k Focus previous window.

       Mod1-i Increase clients in master area.

       Mod1-d Decrease clients in master area.

       Mod1-l Increase master area size.

       Mod1-h Decrease master area size.

       Mod1-Return
	      Zooms/cycles  focused  window to/from master area	(tiled layouts
	      only).

       Mod1-Shift-c
	      Close focused window.

       Mod1-Shift-space
	      Toggle focused window between tiled and floating state.

       Mod1-Tab
	      Toggles to the previously	selected tags.

       Mod1-Shift-[1..n]
	      Apply nth	tag to focused window.

       Mod1-Shift-0
	      Apply all	tags to	focused	window.

       Mod1-Control-Shift-[1..n]
	      Add/remove nth tag to/from focused window.

       Mod1-[1..n]
	      View all windows with nth	tag.

       Mod1-0 View all windows with any	tag.

       Mod1-Control-[1..n]
	      Add/remove all windows with nth tag to/from the view.

       Mod1-Shift-q
	      Quit dwm.

   Mouse commands
       Mod1-Button1
	      Move focused window while	dragging. Tiled	windows	will  be  tog-
	      gled to the floating state.

       Mod1-Button2
	      Toggles focused window between floating and tiled	state.

       Mod1-Button3
	      Resize focused window while dragging. Tiled windows will be tog-
	      gled to the floating state.

CUSTOMIZATION
       dwm is customized by creating a custom config.h and  (re)compiling  the
       source code. This keeps it fast,	secure and simple.

SEE ALSO
       dmenu(1), st(1)

BUGS
       Java  applications  which  use  the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey
       windows only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks ICCCM-compliance in  re-
       cent JDK	1.5 and	early JDK 1.6 versions,	because	it assumes a reparent-
       ing window manager. Possible  workarounds  are  using  JDK  1.4	(which
       doesn't	contain	 the XToolkit/XAWT backend) or setting the environment
       variable	AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit (to use the older Motif backend  instead)
       or  running  xprop  -root -f _NET_WM_NAME 32a -set _NET_WM_NAME LG3D or
       wmname LG3D (to pretend that a non-reparenting window manager  is  run-
       ning  that the XToolkit/XAWT backend can	recognize) or when using Open-
       JDK setting the environment variable _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1.

       GTK 2.10.9+ versions contain a broken Save-As file  dialog  implementa-
       tion, which requests to reconfigure its window size in an endless loop.
       However,	its window is still respondable	during this state, so you  can
       simply  ignore  the flicker until a new GTK version appears, which will
       fix this	bug, approximately GTK 2.10.12+	versions.

				    dwm-6.1				DWM(1)

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