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larswm

larswm is a modified version of the 9wm window manager that adds virtual desktops, automatic window tiling, and many other features designed to make it a highly efficient user environment. One of the design goals is that you should never have to manually shuffle windows around on the screen. Another is that it should use as little CPU time, RAM, and screen space for itself as possible.

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RSS Recent releases

  •  15 Jul 2004 13:01

Release Notes: This release cleans the code for setting 3D border-shading colors.

  •  28 Jun 2004 23:55

Release Notes: This fixes a couple of typos in the man page, adds locale support to the clock, and includes other minor code cleanups.

  •  21 Jun 2004 17:31

Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with resizing shaped windows.

  •  20 Jun 2004 18:44

Release Notes: A couple of commands have been added to make it easier to work with untiled windows. Sometimes the wrong subdesktop would be active after restoring an untiled window. Tool space would be wasted on desktops with no auto resizing. Tool windows would sometimes get focus without the user explicitly selecting them.

  •  16 Jun 2004 22:12

Release Notes: A rare bug where the status bar would not get redrawn when changing virtual desktop was fixed. Some unused code was removed. The status bar was made slightly thinner when using 3D borders.

RSS Recent comments

17 Sep 2007 03:40 kopszak Thumbs up

Re: Bravo!
I used to swap window managers every week or two. That changed since I found larswm. Why bother anymore?

22 Apr 2003 10:45 bkhl

Re: well, uhhm...

> the windowmanager itself is ok, the idea
> of tiling is neat. but no, there is
> absolutely no dokumentation, not even in
> the code. it couldn't even set the
> titlebar to the top of my screen, that's
> not cool i think. well, but i use it
> anyway.

Absolutely no documentation? It has about the best man page I have seen for a GUI program, I think.

21 Dec 2002 06:28 ascoo

well, uhhm...
the windowmanager itself is ok, the idea of tiling is neat. but no, there is absolutely no dokumentation, not even in the code. it couldn't even set the titlebar to the top of my screen, that's not cool i think. well, but i use it anyway.

12 Sep 2000 06:46 starface

Bravo!
This is one of those obscure-ish window managers that is just lurking out there needing to be found. There are lots that get no press, and are fantastic and innovative. People often gripe about wanting to lose the WIMP interface, and they don't realize the options ARE out there, and the options go beyond just using CLI.

This is one of those WMs. If you are looking for something that redefines graphic usage, without being clumsy, you should check this out. The author of this WM has obviously put a lot of effort into making it useful. Not only that, a rarity: It is well documented, and docs are available in multiple formats.

I know I've seen the announcements for this WM fly by and I've consistently ignored it because I've never heard of it, what a shame. Now it is my WM of choice.

As the author says, it is kinda like vi, it sounds weird, but once you get the hang of it, watch out!

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