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       alttab - the task switcher


       alttab  [-w N] [-mm N] [-bm N] [-mk N] [-kk N] [-t NxM] [-i NxM] [-s N] [-theme name] [-bg
       color] [-fg color] [-frame color] [-font name] [-v|-vv]


       The task switcher designed for minimalistic window managers or standalone X11 session.

       Unlike task switchers integrated in most simple WMs, alttab features visual interface  and
       convenient tactile behaviour, switching windows on releasing Alt key.

       Being lightweight and depending only on core X11 libs, it still features customizable look
       and behaviour.


       Most command line options have corresponding X resource.

       -w NUMBER
              resource: alttab.windowmanager
              default: autodetect

              Control how to obtain window list and set focus. NUMBER may be 0, 1 or 2:

              0: No WM, raw X.

              Only "leader" windows are listed, since Xlib has no other means to  recognize  main
              application  window.  List  order  is random. Running -w 0 under WM is discouraged:
              hidden windows or windows on another desktops will not  be  listed;  instead,  some
              strange windows may be included. Nevertheless, this mode is suitable for dwm(1) and
              other managers which don´t expose window list via EWMH.

              1: EWMH compatible.

              Compatible WM list is in [SEE ALSO]  below.  Tested  in  xmonad(1)  (EWMH  must  be
              allowed, details in doc/, i3(1), evilwm(1).

              2: Ratpoison.

              Alttab  uses  ratpoison(1)  own  perfect  remote  control capability. Additionally,
              alttab registers itself in its "unmanaged list" automatically.

       -mm NUM
              resource: alttab.modifier.mask
              default: 8 (Mod1Mask aka left Alt)

              Main modifier mask. See /usr/include/X11/X.h.

       -bm NUM
              resource: alttab.backscroll.mask
              default: 1 (ShiftMask)

              Backward scroll modifier mask.

       -mk NUM
              resource: alttab.modifier.keysym
              default: 0xffe9 (XK_Alt_L aka left Alt)

              Keysym of main modifier alone. See /usr/include/X11/keysymdef.h. Keep in sync  with

       -kk NUM
              resource: alttab.key.keysym
              default: 0xff09 (XK_Tab)

              Keysym of main key.

       -t NNxMM
              resource: alttab.tile.geometry
              default: 112x128

              Maximum  size  of  a single tile (mini-window). If switcher doesn´t fit the screen,
              tile may be thinner.

       -i NNxMM
              resource: alttab.icon.geometry
              default: 32x32

              Size of icons.

       -s NUMBER
              resource: alttab.icon.source
              default: 0

              Source of icons. NUMBER must be between 0 and 3:

              0: Use icons from X11 window attributes only.

              1: Load icon from file if not found in window attributes.

              Alttab searches for PNG icons under:


              Directory structure  should  obey  freedesktop  standard,  but  desktop  files  are
              ignored, instead file name is expected to be equal to application class.

              2: Prefer icon from file when it better match requested size (see -i option).

              3: Use icons from files only.

       -theme name
              resource: alttab.theme
              default: hicolor

              Desktop theme for application icons. Used when -s is 1, 2 or 3.

       The  following  three  options  accept  color  names or #rrggbb. Special value _rnd_low or
       _rnd_high produce random color from lower or upper RGB space respectively.

       -bg color
              resource: alttab.background
              default: black

              Tile background color.

       -fg color
              resource: alttab.foreground
              default: grey

              Foreground color.

       -frame color
              resource: alttab.framecolor
              default: #a0abab

              Color of frame around selected tile.

       -font name
              resource: alttab.font
              default: xft:sans-10

              Label font name in format: xft:fontconfig_pattern, like in  emacs(1)  and  rxvt(1).
              See  [SEE  ALSO]  for  fontconfig pattern. It´s neigher GTK font pattern nor legacy

       Your Xresources database probably already have *background, *foreground or *font  wildcard
       definitions, which alttab will obey. Precedence order (preferred first):

       alttab.font resource,
       -font option,
       wildcard resource like *font in xfd: format.

       -v, -vv
              resource: no
              default: silent


       -h     short help


       Run alttab after WM, or it will fail to detect it.


       Copyright 2017 Alexander Kulak <sa-dev AT rainbow POINT by>.


       Please report issues on github



       EWMH                        compatible                       WM                       list

       Description                    of                    fontconfig                    pattern

                                           October 2017                                 ALTTAB(1)