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      1 .TH DWM 1 dwm\-VERSION
      2 .SH NAME
      3 dwm \- dynamic window manager
      4 .SH SYNOPSIS
      5 .B dwm
      6 .RB [ \-v ]
      8 dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle
      9 and floating layouts. Either layout can be applied dynamically, optimising the
     10 environment for the application in use and the task performed.
     11 .P
     12 In tiled layouts windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master
     13 area on the left contains one window by default, and the stacking area on the
     14 right contains all other windows. The number of master area windows can be
     15 adjusted from zero to an arbitrary number. In monocle layout all windows are
     16 maximised to the screen size. In floating layout windows can be resized and
     17 moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating, regardless of the
     18 layout applied.
     19 .P
     20 Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple
     21 tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with these tags.
     22 .P
     23 Each screen contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the
     24 layout, the title of the focused window, and the text read from the root window
     25 name property, if the screen is focused. A floating window is indicated with an
     26 empty square and a maximised floating window is indicated with a filled square
     27 before the windows title.  The selected tags are indicated with a different
     28 color. The tags of the focused window are indicated with a filled square in the
     29 top left corner.  The tags which are applied to one or more windows are
     30 indicated with an empty square in the top left corner.
     31 .P
     32 dwm draws a small border around windows to indicate the focus state.
     33 .P
     34 On start, dwm can start additional programs that may be specified in two special
     35 shell scripts (see the FILES section below), autostart_blocking.sh and
     36 autostart.sh.  The former is executed first and dwm will wait for its
     37 termination before starting.  The latter is executed in the background before
     38 dwm enters its handler loop.
     39 .P
     40 Either of these files may be omitted.
     41 .SH OPTIONS
     42 .TP
     43 .B \-v
     44 prints version information to stderr, then exits.
     45 .SH USAGE
     46 .SS Status bar
     47 .TP
     48 .B X root window name
     49 is read and displayed in the status text area. It can be set with the
     50 .BR xsetroot (1)
     51 command.
     52 .TP
     53 .B Button1
     54 click on a tag label to display all windows with that tag, click on the layout
     55 label toggles between tiled and floating layout.
     56 .TP
     57 .B Button3
     58 click on a tag label adds/removes all windows with that tag to/from the view.
     59 .TP
     60 .B Mod1\-Button1
     61 click on a tag label applies that tag to the focused window.
     62 .TP
     63 .B Mod1\-Button3
     64 click on a tag label adds/removes that tag to/from the focused window.
     65 .SS Keyboard commands
     66 .TP
     67 .B Mod1\-Shift\-Return
     68 Start
     69 .BR st(1).
     70 .TP
     71 .B Mod1\-p
     72 Spawn
     73 .BR dmenu(1)
     74 for launching other programs.
     75 .TP
     76 .B Mod1\-,
     77 Focus previous screen, if any.
     78 .TP
     79 .B Mod1\-.
     80 Focus next screen, if any.
     81 .TP
     82 .B Mod1\-Shift\-,
     83 Send focused window to previous screen, if any.
     84 .TP
     85 .B Mod1\-Shift\-.
     86 Send focused window to next screen, if any.
     87 .TP
     88 .B Mod1\-b
     89 Toggles bar on and off.
     90 .TP
     91 .B Mod1\-t
     92 Sets tiled layout.
     93 .TP
     94 .B Mod1\-f
     95 Sets floating layout.
     96 .TP
     97 .B Mod1\-m
     98 Sets monocle layout.
     99 .TP
    100 .B Mod1\-space
    101 Toggles between current and previous layout.
    102 .TP
    103 .B Mod1\-j
    104 Focus next window.
    105 .TP
    106 .B Mod1\-k
    107 Focus previous window.
    108 .TP
    109 .B Mod1\-i
    110 Increase number of windows in master area.
    111 .TP
    112 .B Mod1\-d
    113 Decrease number of windows in master area.
    114 .TP
    115 .B Mod1\-l
    116 Increase master area size.
    117 .TP
    118 .B Mod1\-h
    119 Decrease master area size.
    120 .TP
    121 .B Mod1\-Return
    122 Zooms/cycles focused window to/from master area (tiled layouts only).
    123 .TP
    124 .B Mod1\-Shift\-c
    125 Close focused window.
    126 .TP
    127 .B Mod1\-Shift\-space
    128 Toggle focused window between tiled and floating state.
    129 .TP
    130 .B Mod1\-Tab
    131 Toggles to the previously selected tags.
    132 .TP
    133 .B Mod1\-Shift\-[1..n]
    134 Apply nth tag to focused window.
    135 .TP
    136 .B Mod1\-Shift\-0
    137 Apply all tags to focused window.
    138 .TP
    139 .B Mod1\-Control\-Shift\-[1..n]
    140 Add/remove nth tag to/from focused window.
    141 .TP
    142 .B Mod1\-[1..n]
    143 View all windows with nth tag.
    144 .TP
    145 .B Mod1\-0
    146 View all windows with any tag.
    147 .TP
    148 .B Mod1\-Control\-[1..n]
    149 Add/remove all windows with nth tag to/from the view.
    150 .TP
    151 .B Mod1\-Shift\-q
    152 Quit dwm.
    153 .TP
    154 .B Mod1\-Control\-Shift\-q
    155 Restart dwm.
    156 .SS Mouse commands
    157 .TP
    158 .B Mod1\-Button1
    159 Move focused window while dragging. Tiled windows will be toggled to the floating state.
    160 .TP
    161 .B Mod1\-Button2
    162 Toggles focused window between floating and tiled state.
    163 .TP
    164 .B Mod1\-Button3
    165 Resize focused window while dragging. Tiled windows will be toggled to the floating state.
    166 .SH FILES
    167 The files containing programs to be started along with dwm are searched for in
    168 the following directories:
    169 .IP "1. $XDG_DATA_HOME/dwm"
    170 .IP "2. $HOME/.local/share/dwm"
    171 .IP "3. $HOME/.dwm"
    172 .P
    173 The first existing directory is scanned for any of the autostart files below.
    174 .TP 15
    175 autostart.sh
    176 This file is started as a shell background process before dwm enters its handler
    177 loop.
    178 .TP 15
    179 autostart_blocking.sh
    180 This file is started before any autostart.sh; dwm waits for its termination.
    182 dwm is customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source
    183 code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.
    184 .SH SIGNALS
    185 .TP
    186 .B SIGHUP - 1
    187 Restart the dwm process.
    188 .TP
    189 .B SIGTERM - 15
    190 Cleanly terminate the dwm process.
    191 .SH SEE ALSO
    192 .BR dmenu (1),
    193 .BR st (1)
    194 .SH ISSUES
    195 Java applications which use the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey windows
    196 only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks ICCCM-compliance in recent JDK 1.5 and early
    197 JDK 1.6 versions, because it assumes a reparenting window manager. Possible workarounds
    198 are using JDK 1.4 (which doesn't contain the XToolkit/XAWT backend) or setting the
    199 environment variable
    200 .BR AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit
    201 (to use the older Motif backend instead) or running
    202 .B xprop -root -f _NET_WM_NAME 32a -set _NET_WM_NAME LG3D
    203 or
    204 .B wmname LG3D
    205 (to pretend that a non-reparenting window manager is running that the
    206 XToolkit/XAWT backend can recognize) or when using OpenJDK setting the environment variable
    208 .SH BUGS
    209 Send all bug reports with a patch to hackers@suckless.org.