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FVWM

FVWM

FVWM is a powerful ICCCM2 compliant multiple virtual desktop window manager for the X Window System. It was originally derived from twm.

It is designed to minimize memory consumption, provide a 3D look to window frames, and a virtual desktop.

There are 3rd party projects to provide automatic configuration and themes (FVWM-Crystal and FVWM-Themes). FVWM itself provides a default configuration file generator, in which certain options can be chosen.

 FVWM 2.6.5

Price
Free to download

Size
2.5MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
FVWM Team

Website
www.fvwm.org

System Requirements

Support Sites:
FAQ, Forums, Mailing List, FVWM Themes

Selected Reviews:
LinuxPlanet

Features include:

  • Image rendering
  • Supports any number of virtual desktops, each divided into multiple pages
  • Xft2 font support with anti-aliasing, drop shadows of any size, at any offset and at any direction, text rotation
  • Titlebars can be disabled, or rendered on any window edge
  • Animated window shading in all directions
  • Perl based module library for extending FVWM using Perl, scripting and pre-processing of configuration files
  • Full PNG Support, including alpha blending
  • Extended via scripting. Preprocessing allows dynamic configurations
  • Toolkit to build dialogs, menus and applications at runtime
  • Configurable desktop panels
  • Mouse Gestures allow to draw shapes with the mouse, and bind them to commands
  • Dynamic menus; utilities to browse the filesystem, fetch headlines from the internet from menus included
  • Session management support
  • Xinerama extension support to use more than one monitor
  • Support for XRender, and Xcursor
  • Dynamically extensible using modules
  • Side titles
  • EWMH, ICCCM-2 and GNOME Hints support.
  • Internationalisation support, including multi-byte characters and bidirectional text
  • Bi-directional asian text support
  • Extended Window Manager Hints support allows the use of docks, widgets, and such.
  • Colorset used to define color, gradient, transparency, etc. in specific areas of themes, backgrounds, icons, etc.
  • WindowStyle command used to segregate styles to individual elements
  • Unmanaged command used to separate any window from FVWM control
  • FocusStyle allows focus stealing
  • Window states can be used to perform functions on similar groups
  • XFT font are support
  • Module dynamic actions allow changes while running
  • Menu now uses XDG specifications
  • PNG/SVG support for icons
  • Mouse gestures and window-specific key / mouse bindings
  • Lots of new style options for themers
  • A new script to upgrade FVWM 2.4 configuration files

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