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Old 04-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
Xeratul
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Efficient MWM Window Manager with click to focus (looking like UNIX / MOTIF)


Hello,

After discovering X11 library, GCC, and X/Motif, my beginner progresses in informatics have gone to attention of Xm and Xt. For fun, I tried MWM.

Discovering MWM, which is a great Window Manager. It offers as well the click to focus. It may look like a real Unix machine.

It is much lighter than GNOME or KDE

I would recommend you to give a try, if you may like the screenshot / Motif environment.

Linux is fun ! X11 is nice.


My config ~/.mwmrc:
Code:

#  DEFAULT mwm RESOURCE DESCRIPTION FILE (system.mwmrc)
#
# menu pane descriptions
#
# Root Menu Description

Menu RootMenu
{ "Root Menu"        f.title
  no-label           f.separator
  "New Window"       f.exec "aixterm &"
  "Shuffle Up"       f.circle_up
  "Shuffle Down"     f.circle_down
  "Refresh"          f.refresh
  no-label           f.separator
  "Restart"          f.restart
  "Quit"             f.quit_mwm
}

# Default Window Menu Description
 
Menu DefaultWindowMenu MwmWindowMenu
{ "Restore"   _R   Alt<Key>F5              f.normalize
  "Move"      _M   Alt<Key>F7              f.move
  "Size"      _S   Alt<Key>F8              f.resize
  "Minimize"  _n   Alt<Key>F9              f.minimize
  "Maximize"  _x   Alt<Key>F10             f.maximize
  "Lower"     _L   Alt<Key>F3              f.lower
  no-label                                 f.separator
  "Close"     _C   Alt<Key>F4              f.kill
}

# no acclerator window menu
Menu NoAccWindowMenu
{
  "Restore"   _R     f.normalize
  "Move"      _M     f.move
  "Size"      _S     f.resize
  "Minimize"  _n     f.minimize
  "Maximize"  _x     f.maximize
  "Lower"     _L     f.lower
  no-label           f.separator
  "Close"     _C     f.kill
}

Keys DefaultKeyBindings
{
  Shift<Key>Escape             icon|window        f.post_wmenu
  Meta<Key>space               icon|window        f.post_wmenu
  Meta<Key>Tab                 root|icon|window   f.next_key
  Meta Shift<Key>Tab           root|icon|window   f.prev_key
  Meta<Key>Escape              root|icon|window   f.next_key
  Meta Shift<Key>Escape        root|icon|window   f.prev_key
  Meta Ctrl Shift<Key>exclam   root|icon|window   f.set_behavior
}

#
# button binding descriptions
#

Buttons DefaultButtonBindings
{
  <Btn1Down>         frame|icon             f.raise
  <Btn3Down>         frame|icon             f.post_wmenu
  <Btn1Down>         root                   f.menu  RootMenu
  <Btn3Down>         root                   f.menu  RootMenu
  Meta<Btn1Down>     icon|window            f.move
  Meta<Btn2Down>     window|icon            f.move
  Meta<Btn3Down>     window                 f.resize
}

Buttons PointerButtonBindings
{
  <Btn1Down>        frame|icon             f.raise
  <Btn2Down>        frame|icon             f.post_wmenu
  <Btn3Down>        frame|icon             f.lower
  <Btn1Down>        root                   f.menu  RootMenu
  Meta<Btn2Down>    window|icon            f.resize
  Meta<Btn3Down>    window|icon            f.move
}

#
#  END OF mwm RESOURCE DESCRIPTION FILE
#
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Last edited by Xeratul; 04-07-2017 at 12:17 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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I think that most WM can be configured for click to focus. That is the case for FVWM, that you should really try
 
Old 04-08-2017, 12:05 AM   #3
Xeratul
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
I think that most WM can be configured for click to focus. That is the case for FVWM, that you should really try
I remember your desktop, I guess you too have fwvm, right?

I tried fvwm but I moved due to limitation by the use of memory. I try to keep it economic on mem use.
 
  


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