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Ratpoison

Ratpoison

ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no fat library dependencies. It is largely modelled after GNU Screen, a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes.

The screen can be split into non-overlapping frames. All windows are kept maximized inside their frames to take full advantage of your precious screen real estate.

All interaction with the window manager is done through keystrokes. ratpoison has a prefix map to minimize the key clobbering that inhibits Emacs and other quality Linux software.

 Ratpoison 1.4.6

Price
Free to download

Size
0.3MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Shawn Betts, Ryan Yeske and other contributors

Website
www.nongnu.org/ratpoison

System Requirements

Support Sites:
Manual, Developers' Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
Toolbox for IT

Features include:

  • Extremely configurable
  • Very fast, requires little system resources
  • No loss of screen real estate on flashy borders
  • Only one visable frame, reducing distractions from getting on with the task in hand
  • Works like GNU Screen

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