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spectrwm
========

spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to
stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for
much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one
to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers
for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast.
spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling and reparenting window manager for X11. It
tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used
for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to
learn a language to do any configuration. It is written by hackers for hackers
and it strives to be small, compact and fast.

It was largely inspired by [http://xmonad.org xmonad] and
[http://dwm.suckless.org dwm]. Both are fine products but suffer from things
like: crazy-unportable-language-syndrome, silly defaults, asymmetrical window
layout, "how hard can it be?" and good old NIH. Nevertheless
[http://dwm.suckless.org dwm] was a phenomenal resource and many good ideas and
code was borrowed from it. On the other hand [http://xmonad.org xmonad] has
great defaults, key bindings and xinerama support but is crippled by not being
written in C.

spectrwm is a beautiful pearl! For it too, was created by grinding irritation.
Nothing is a bigger waste of time than moving windows around until they are the
right size-ish or having just about any relevant key combination being eaten
for some task one never needs. The path of agony is too long to quote and in
classical [http://www.openbsd.org OpenBSD] fashion (put up, or hack up) a brand
new window manager was whooped up to serve no other purpose than to obey its
masters. It is released under the ISC license. Patches can be accepted provided
they are ISC licensed as well.

You can and come chat with us on IRC. We use https://www.oftc.net/ channel #spectrwm.

## Major features
* Dynamic RandR support (multi-head)
* Navigation anywhere on all screens with either the keyboard or mouse
* Customizable status bar
* Human readable configuration file
* Restartable without losing state
* Quick launch menu
* Many screen layouts possible with a few simple key strokes
* Windows can be added or removed from master area
* Windows can be moved to any workspace or within a region
* Resizable master area
* Move/resize floating windows
* Drag-to-float
* Extended Window Manager Hints (EWMH) Support
* Configureable tiling
* Adjustable tile gap allows for a true one pixel border.
* Customizable colors and border width.
* User definable regions
* User definable modkey & key bindings
* User definable quirk bindings
* User definable key bindings to launch applications
* Multi OS support (*BSD, Linux, OSX, Windows/cygwin)
* Reparenting window manager
[https://github.com/conformal/spectrwm/wiki/Screenshots Mandatory screenshots can be found here.]
## License

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