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wmii with both 'floating' and 'managed' windows.
Developed by Kris Maglione
Latest release 3.6 / November 16, 2007
Operating system Unix-like
Type Window manager
License MIT License
Website http://www.suckless.org/wmii/

wmii is a dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It supports classic and dynamic window management with extended keyboard, mouse, and filesystem based remote control. It replaces the workspace paradigm with a new tagging approach.

In its default configuration, wmii's interface is similar to that of the Vi text editor; the windows are controlled with Alt+H,J,K,L and can be combined with Alt+Shift+H,J,K,L. This enables to build dynamic layouts easily in contrast to other window managers with fix layouts such as Ion. However, the window manager offers extensive configuration through a virtual filesystem similar to that offered by Plan 9 from Bell Labs. Every window, tag, and column is represented in the virtual filesystem, and windows are controlled by manipulating their file objects (in fact, the configuration file is just a script interfacing the virtual files). If plan9port is found in the user's machine, wmii can be configured directly using the plan9port tools and the rc scripting language; otherwise, wmii can be scripted via the wmiir utility, which interfaces with the aforementioned virtual filesystem.

Like the similar dwm, wmii is initially configured to use dmenu for program launching, and supports quick access to custom scripts located in a subdirectory of the user's home directory.

In the current development version (hg-tip), wmii supports Xinerama.

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