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Charmander edited this page Jul 26, 2019 · 5 revisions

Install from source


Arch Linux

Use this command in the terminal:

pacman -S spectrwm

As some configuration in Arch Linux has changed recently edit your local .spectrwm.conf file to set bar_font like this:

bar_font = xos4 Terminus:pixelsize=14:antialias=true

(Here assuming that font Terminus is installed. Other fonts that are listed with fc-list should also work)

For more details see also issue #193

Debian / Ubuntu

Install using:

apt-get install spectrwm


Add these lines to your /etc/nixos/configuration.nix file:

# Enable the X11 window system (in case you don't have this already)
services.xserver.enable = true;

# Enable spectrwm tiling window manager
services.xserver.windowManager.spectrwm.enable = true;


Please see here