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       wm2 - Small, non-configurable Window Manager for X




       wm2  is  a window manager for X.  It provides an unusual style of window decoration and as
       little functionality as I  feel  comfortable  with  in  a  window  manager.   wm2  is  not
       configurable,  except  by  editing  the  source  and  recompiling  the code, and is really
       intended for people who don't particularly want their window manager to be too friendly.

       wm2 provides:

       --     Decorative frames for your windows.

       --     The ability to move, resize, hide and restore windows

       --     No icons.

       --     No configurable root menus, buttons or mouse or keyboard bindings.

       --     No virtual desktop, toolbars or integrated applications.


       To run wm2, make sure you're not already running a window manager, make sure  the  DISPLAY
       variable  is  correctly  set,  and then execute the file "wm2".  There are no command-line
       options or X resources, and there is no start-up file.  If your X server  doesn't  support
       the  Shape extension, wm2 will exit (and will never work on your server); if it can't find
       the required fonts or allocate the required colours, it will also exit (but you should  be
       able to fix this by changing the definitions in Config.h and recompiling).

       Available window manipulations are:

       --     To  focus a window: Move your mouse in the window. If you want a different focusing
              policy, you'll have to recompile wm2 (see the README for info).

       --     To raise a window: click on its tab or frame, unless you have auto-raise  on  focus
              set in Config.h.

       --     To move a window: make sure it's in focus, then click and drag on its tab.

       --     To  hide  a window: make sure it's in focus, then click on the button at the top of
              its tab.

       --     To recover a hidden window: click left button on the root window for the root menu,
              and choose the window you want.

       --     To start a new xterm: use the first item on root menu ("New").

       --     To  delete  a window: make sure it's in focus, click on the button on the tab, hold
              the mouse button for at least a second and a half until the  cursor  changes  to  a
              cross,  then release.  (I know, it's not very easy.  On the other hand, things like
              Windows-95 tend to obscure the fact that most windows already have a perfectly good
              Close option.)

       --     To  resize  a  window:  make sure it's in focus, then click and drag on its bottom-
              right corner.  For a constrained resize, click and drag on the bottom-left or  top-
              right corner of the enclosing window frame.

       --     To  lower  a  window: click with the right mouse button on its tab or frame.  (This
              was the only new feature in the second release.)

       --     To exit from wm2: move the mouse pointer to the very edge  of  the  screen  at  the
              extreme  lower-right  corner, and click left button on the root window for the root
              menu.  The menu should have an extra  option  labelled  "Exit  wm2";  select  this.
              (This is a new feature in the third release.)

       All move and resize operations are opaque.

       Focus   policy.   This   is   a  compile-time  option.  To  rebuild,  see  the  README  in


       wm2 was written by Chris Cannam, recycling a lot of code and structure from "9wm" by David
       Hogan  (see  ).  9wm is written in C, so very little of the
       code is used verbatim, but the intention was to reuse and a lot of the resulting  code  is
       recognisable.   (Also 9wm's minimalism was rather inspiring.)  I've made enough changes to
       make it very probable that any bugs you find will be my fault rather than David's.

       wm2 also uses version 2.0 of Alan Richardson's "xvertext" font-rotation routines.

       The sideways tabs on the window frames were Andy Green's idea.

       If you want to hack the code into something else for your own amusement, please go  ahead.
       Feel  free  to  modify  and redistribute, as long as you retain the original copyrights as


       Chris Cannam,


       The principal bug is that wm2 now has too many features.  That aside, if you find  a  bug,
       please report it to me (preferably with a fix).