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       mwmrc - The M*tif Window Manager configuration file


       The   LessTif   window   manager   mwm   supports   both   a   global  configuration  file
       /etc/X11/mwm/system.mwmrc and a per-user configation file ~/.mwmrc.


       Each mwm configuration file consist of blocks of bindings.  Each block consists of a block
       type keyword, a name and a set of entries between curly braces (`{' and '}').

       An exclamation mark (`!') introduces a comment. Comments extend to the end of the line.

Block types

       There are three types of blocks:

              Menu bindings

              Button bindings

              Key bindings

Menu bindings

       Menu  bindings  are  introduced  by  the Menu keyword.  The generic form of the entries is
       label mnemonic accelerator function .  Both mnemonic and accelerator may  be  empty.   For
              "Foo bar" _R   Alt<Key>F5     f.restore

Button bindings

       Button  bindings  are introduced by the Buttons keyword.  The entries each are Button name
       Context Function .  For example:
              <Btn3Down>     icon|frame     f.post_wmenu

Key bindings

       Key bindings are very similar to button bindings.  The entries each are Key  name  Context
       Function .  For example:
              Alt<Key>Tab    root|icon|window    f.next_key


       A  label  is  either a plain string, or a bitmap. Bitmaps are indicated as "@" followed by
       the filename.  For example:
              mailer @fortytwo.bmp


       A mnemonic is an underscore ("_") followed by a single character.  For example:


       An accelerator is a key name.

Button name

       A button name is Btn followed by the  number  (1..5)  and  an  action  (Up,  Down,  Click,
       Click2); for example:


       A  context  is a single string consisting of bar (`|') separated object names (root, icon,
       menub, minimizeb, maximizeb , window, title, frame, border); for example:


       A function is a string starting with  "f.".  The  functions  are:  f.beep,  f.circle_down,
       f.circle_up,  f.desk,  f.exec,  f.focus_color,  f.focus_key, f.goto_page, f.kill, f.lower,
       f.maximize,,  f.minimize,  f.move,  f.next_cmap,  f.next_key,  f.nop,  f.normalize,
       f.normalize_and_raise,  f.pack_icons,  f.pass_keys, f.post_wmenu, f.prev_cmap, f.prev_key,
       f.quit_mwm,  f.raise,  f.raise_lower,  f.refresh,  f.refresh_win,   f.resize,   f.restart,
       f.restore,   f.restore_and_raise,   f.screen,   f.send_msg,  f.separator,  f.set_behavior,
       f.title, f.toggle_page, f.window_list.


       For a complete example, check out /etc/X11/mwm/system.mwmrc or look  at  the  system.mwmrc
       distributed with the LessTif sources.


       mwm  was  written by the LessTif project, and others. This manpage
       was written by Ray Dassen <>.