dminiwm for multiple screens
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it's minimal and dynamic

I started this from catwm 31/12/10 ( ) See dminiwm.c or config.h for thanks and licensing. Screenshots and ramblings/updates at


dminiwm.multiview is a very minimal and lightweight dynamic tiling window manager.

Start your X session with the appropriate xrandr commands

and the window manager places different desktops on each screen

I will try to stay under 1000 SLOC.

Currently under 980 lines with the config file included.


It allows the "normal" method of tiling window managers(with the new window as the master) or with the new window opened at the bottom or the top of the stack.

There's vertical tiling mode:

|        | W |
|        |___|
| Master |   |
|        |___|
|        |   |

Horizontal tiling mode:

|           |
|  Master   |
| W |   |   |

Grid tiling mode:

|      | W  |
|Master|    |
|      |    |

Fullscreen mode(which you'll know when you see it)

All accessible with keyboard shortcuts defined in the config.h file.

  • The window W at the top of the stack can be resized on a per desktop basis.
  • Changing a tiling mode or window size on one desktop doesn't affect the other desktops.

###Recent Changes


Added multi monitor support


There are more options in the config file than the original catwm.


Need Xlib, then:

edit the config.h.def file to suit your needs and save it as config.h.

$ make
# make install
$ make clean

Add the appropriate commands to e.g. xinitrc to start the xsession with the monitors where you want them


xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --right-of LVDS1


[ * No bugs for the moment ;) (I mean, no importants bugs ;)]