evilwm(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual evilwm(1)
evilwm - Minimalist Window Manager for X
evilwm [ -display display ] [ -term termprog ] [ -fg fore- ground ] [ -bg background ] [ -bw borderwidth ] [ -snap num ] [ -mask1 modifiers ] [ -mask2 modifiers ] [ -app name/class [ -g geometry ] [ -v vdesk ] ]... [ -V ]
evilwm is a minimalist window manager based on aewm, extended to feature many keyboard controls, and otherwise altered to be more friendly. In evilwm, the focus follows the mouse pointer, and focus is not lost if you stray onto the root window. The current window border is shaded gold, with other windows left as a dark grey. You can use the mouse to manipulate windows either by click/dragging the 1 pixel border, or by holding down Alt and doing so anywhere in the client window. The controls are: Button 1 Move window. Button 2 Resize window. Button 3 Lower window. Most keyboard controls are used by holding down Control and Alt, then pressing a key. Available functions are: Return Spawn new terminal. ` Spawn a new X11R6 terminal in a sane state, not inher- iting the parent environment, resetting most values to defaults. Break Delete current window. Insert Lower current window. H, J, K, L Move window left, down, up or right (16 pixels). MirOS BSD #10-current July 11, 2010 1 evilwm(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual evilwm(1) Y, U, B, N Move window to top-left, top-right, bottom-left or bottom-right of screen. Q, W, E, R These have the same meaning as HJKL, but resize the window. The Q and R keys decrease and increase, respec- tively, the width of the window, while W and E increase or decrease the height. The amount the window is resized by can be given by the application and defaults to one (1) pixel. In addition, no window is ever resized to less than one (1) pixel width or height by these keys. I Show information about current window. Equals Maximise current window vertically (toggle). X Maximise current window (toggle). If compiled with virtual desktop support, these functions are also available: F Fix or unfix current window. 1 - 8 Switch virtual desktop. Left Previous virtual desktop. Right Next virtual desktop. In addition to the above, Alt+Tab can be used to cycle through windows on screen. To make evilwm exit, you have to kill the process.
-display display specifies the X display to run on. -term termprog specifies an alternative program to run when spawning a new terminal (defaults to xterm, or x-terminal-emulator in Debian). -fg foreground frame colour of currently active window. MirOS BSD #10-current July 11, 2010 2 evilwm(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual evilwm(1) -bg background frame colour of inactive windows. -bw borderwidth width of window borders in pixels. -snap num enable snap-to-border support. num gives the proximity in pixels to snap to. -mask1 modifiers -mask2 modifiers override the default keyboard modifiers used to grab keys for window manager functionality. mask1 is used for most keyboard controls (default: control+alt), and mask2 is used for mousebutton controls and cycling win- dows (default: alt). Modifiers may be separated with + signs. Valid modifiers are shift, lock, control, alt, mod1, mod2, mod3, mod4, mod5. -app name/class match an application by instance name and class (for help in finding these, use the xlsclients tool with the -l option). Subsequent -g and -v options will apply to this match. -g geometry apply a geometry (using a standard X geometry string) to applications matching the last -app. -v vdesk specify a default virtual desktop for applications matching the last -app. Use 0 for vdesk to set window as sticky. -V print version number.
The author's idea of friendly may differ to that of many other people.
Ciaran Anscomb <email@example.com>. aewm was written by Decklin Foster <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 9wm was written by David Hogan <email@example.com>. evilwm was integrated into MirOS #4 by Thorsten "mirabilos" Glaser <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who also wrote several extensions and re-added the "old move behaviour" for MirOS #8. Starting MirOS BSD #10-current July 11, 2010 3 evilwm(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual evilwm(1) with MirOS #10, keyboard resizing behaves the same as key- board moving, regarding the mouse cursor. Some of the MirOS additions have been inspired by work done by Jonathan Schleifer <email@example.com>.
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