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cwmrc — calm window manager configuration file
This manual page describes the cwm(1) configuration file. The current line can be extended over multiple lines using a backslash (‘\’). Comments can be put anywhere in the file using a hash mark (‘#’), and extend to the end of the current line. Care should be taken when commenting out multi-line text: the comment is effective until the end of the entire block. Arguments containing whitespace should be surrounded by double quotes ("). The following options are accepted: autogroup group [windowname,]windowclass Automatically add new windows to group if their class property matches windowclass, or if their name and class properties match windowname and windowclass, respectively. The more specific last match wins. group is a number between 0 and 9. If group is 0, matching windows will not be added to any group; this may be used to override “sticky group mode”. The name and class values, respectively, for existing windows are both set in the WM_CLASS property and may be obtained using xprop(1). bind-key key function Bind or rebind key key to function. The modifier keys come first, followed by a ‘-’, then a keysym name, taken from /usr/X11R6/include/X11/keysymdef.h. The following modifiers are recognised: C Control key. M Meta key. S Shift key. 4 Mod4 (windows) key. 5 Mod5 (AltGr) key. The function may either be one from the BIND FUNCTION LIST (see below) or the command line that is to be executed. bind-mouse button function Bind or rebind button button to function. The modifier keys come first, followed by a ‘-’, then the button number. The same modifiers are recognised as for key in bind-key. The following buttons are recognised: 1 Left mouse button. 2 Middle mouse button. 3 Right mouse button. 4 Scroll up mouse button. 5 Scroll down mouse button. The function may be taken from the BIND FUNCTION LIST (see below) or the command line that is to be executed. borderwidth pixels Set the window border width to pixels. color activeborder color Set the color of the active border. color font color Set menu font color. color selfont color Set font color for selected menu item. color groupborder color Set the color of the border while grouping a window. color inactiveborder color Set the color of the inactive border. color menubg color Set menu background color. color menufg color Set menu foreground color. color urgencyborder color Set the color of the border of a window indicating urgency. color ungroupborder color Set the color of the border while ungrouping a window. command name path Every name entry is shown in the application menu. When selected, the defined path is executed with execvp(3). The name entries term and lock have a special meaning. They point to the terminal and screen locking programs specified by key bindings. The defaults are xterm(1) and xlock(1), respectively. fontname font Change the default font for Xft(3). gap top bottom left right Define a “gap” in pixels at the edge of the screen, so that when a window is maximized it will not overlap this area. This “gap” can be used for applications such as xclock(1), where the user may wish to remain visible. htile percent Set the percentage of screen the master window should occupy after calling window-htile. If set to 0, the horizontal size of the master window will remain unchanged. The default is 50. ignore windowname Ignore, and do not warp to, windows with the name windowname when drawing borders and cycling through windows. moveamount pixels Set a default size for the keyboard movement bindings, in pixels. The default is 1. snapdist pixels Minimum distance to snap-to adjacent edge, in pixels. The default is 0. sticky yes|no Toggle sticky group mode. The default behavior for new windows is to not assign any group. By enabling sticky group mode, cwm(1) will assign new windows to the currently selected group. unbind-key key Unbind function bound to key. A special key keyword “all” can be used to unbind all keys. unbind-mouse button Unbind function bound to button. A special button keyword “all” can be used to unbind all buttons. vtile percent Set the percentage of screen the master window should occupy after calling window-vtile. If set to 0, the vertical size of the master window will remain unchanged. The default is 50. wm name path Every name entry is shown in the wm menu. When selected, the window manager is replaced by path.
BIND FUNCTION LIST
restart Restart the running cwm(1). quit Quit cwm(1). terminal Spawn a new terminal. lock Lock the screen. menu-window Launch window search menu. menu-window-hidden Launch hidden window search menu. menu-cmd Launch application search menu. menu-group Launch group search menu. menu-exec Launch “exec program” menu. menu-exec-wm Launch “exec WindowManager” menu. menu-ssh Launch “ssh” menu. group-toggle-[n] Toggle visibility of group n, where n is 1-9. group-only-[n] Show only group n, where n is 1-9, hiding other groups. group-last Show only the previously active group. group-close-[n] Close all windows in group n, where n is 1-9. group-toggle-all Toggle visibility of all groups. window-group Toggle group membership of current window. window-movetogroup-[n] Hide current window from display and move to group n, where n is 1-9. group-cycle Forward cycle through groups. group-rcycle Reverse cycle through groups. window-cycle Forward cycle through windows. window-rcycle Reverse cycle through windows. window-cycle-ingroup Forward cycle through windows in current group. window-rcycle-ingroup Reverse cycle through windows in current group. window-close Close current window. window-hide Hide current window. window-lower Lower current window. window-raise Raise current window. window-menu-label Label current window. window-freeze Freeze current window geometry. window-stick Stick current window to all groups (same as assigning to nogroup). window-fullscreen Full-screen current window (gap + border removed). window-maximize Maximize current window (gap + border honored). window-vmaximize Vertically maximize current window (gap + border honored). window-hmaximize Horizontally maximize current window (gap + border honored). window-htile Current window is placed at the top of the screen, maximized horizontally and resized to htile (default half) of the vertical screen space. Other windows in its group share remaining screen space. window-vtile Current window is placed on the left of the screen, maximized vertically and resized to vtile (default half) of the horizontal screen space. Other windows in its group share remaining screen space. window-move Move current window. window-resize Resize current window. window-move-up Move window moveamount pixels up. window-move-down Move window moveamount pixels down. window-move-right Move window moveamount pixels right. window-move-left Move window moveamount pixels left. window-move-up-big Move window 10 times moveamount pixels up. window-move-down-big Move window 10 times moveamount pixels down. window-move-right-big Move window 10 times moveamount pixels right. window-move-left-big Move window 10 times moveamount pixels left. window-resize-up Resize window moveamount pixels up. window-resize-down Resize window moveamount pixels down. window-resize-right Resize window moveamount pixels right. window-resize-left Resize window moveamount pixels left. window-resize-up-big Resize window 10 times moveamount pixels up. window-resize-down-big Resize window 10 times moveamount pixels down. window-resize-right-big Resize window 10 times moveamount pixels right. window-resize-left-big Resize window 10 times moveamount pixels left. window-snap-up Snap window to top edge. window-snap-down Snap window to bottom edge. window-snap-right Snap window to right edge. window-snap-left Snap window to left edge. window-snap-up-right Snap window to top-right corner. window-snap-up-left Snap window to top-left corner. window-snap-down-right Snap window to bottom-right corner. window-snap-down-left Snap window to bottom-left corner. pointer-move-up Move pointer moveamount pixels up. pointer-move-down Move pointer moveamount pixels down. pointer-move-right Move pointer moveamount pixels right. pointer-move-left Move pointer moveamount pixels left. pointer-move-up-big Move pointer 10 times moveamount pixels up. pointer-move-down-big Move pointer 10 times moveamount pixels down. pointer-move-right-big Move pointer 10 times moveamount pixels right. pointer-move-left-big Move pointer 10 times moveamount pixels left.
~/.cwmrc Default cwm(1) configuration file.
# Set default Xft(3) font fontname "sans-serif:pixelsize=14:bold" # Turn on sticky-group mode sticky yes # Any entry here is shown in the application menu command firefox firefox command xmms xmms command top "xterm -e top" # Autogroup definitions autogroup 3 "aterm,XTerm" autogroup 3 "xterm,XTerm" # Ignore programs by that name by not drawing borders around them. ignore XMMS ignore xwi ignore xapm ignore xclock # Key bindings bind-key CM-r window-menu-label bind-key CS-Return "xterm -e top" bind-key C4-equal window-vmaximize bind-key C4S-equal window-hmaximize bind-key M-1 group-only-1 bind-key M-2 group-only-2 bind-key M-3 group-only-3 bind-key MS-1 window-movetogroup-1 bind-key MS-2 window-movetogroup-2 bind-key MS-3 window-movetogroup-3 unbind-key 4-o unbind-key CM-equal unbind-key CMS-equal # Mouse bindings bind-mouse M-2 window-lower bind-mouse M-3 window-resize
The cwmrc file format first appeared in OpenBSD 4.4.