Project info for dwm

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dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiling and floating modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed. It is the little brother of wmii. In tiling mode, windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master area contains the windows which currently need most attention, whereas the stacking area contains all other windows. In floating mode, windows can be resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating, regardless of the mode selected. Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with those tags. dwm contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the mode, the title of the focused window, and text read from standard input. The selected tags are highlighted with a different color, while the tags of the focused window are highlighted with a small point. dwm draws a small border around windows to indicate their focus state. Unfocused windows contain a small bar in front of them displaying their title.

License: MIT/X Consortium License

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