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CTWM is a highly-configurable window manager based on the classic TWM window manager. It supports xpms, multiple workspaces, advanced icon managment, animated icons and backgrounds, 3D titles and borders, etc. It offers rudimentary Gnome support and is backwards-compatible with TWM.


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  •  30 Jan 2012 23:11

    Release Notes: This release contains bugfixes and minor changes. It also contains a feature that makes ctwm remember which window has the focus within each virtual workspace.

    •  16 Feb 2007 05:37

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  24 Jul 2005 23:28

    Release Notes: Many changes were made.

    •  07 Oct 2002 21:01

    Release Notes: Several bugfixes and feature enhancements.

    •  30 Jan 2001 06:12

      Release Notes: First freshmeat announcement.

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      08 Oct 2002 01:05 equant Thumbs up

      CTWM is perfect for my non-state-of-the-art boxes
      Using a 500MHz laptop, I was tired of running KDE and Gnome as they just hogged too many system resources. They made my laptop unusable. Out of frustration I launched twm and ran Mozilla and saw a very responsive computer. Of course I need something a little more useable than twm, so after trying many window managers I settled on ctwm. I use it everyday on two older computers that would otherwise be slugs with bigger wms or KDE and Gnome.

      You can get my .ctwmrc here (


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