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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


       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 example:
              "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


       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 <>.