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
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.
- 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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Last Updated Monday, February 20 2012 @ 01:43 PM EST