Projects / Skippy


Skippy is a full screen pager for X11, not entirely unlike expocity and Apple's Expose. It arranges snapshots of all windows on the current desktop, allowing you to easily switch between applications. It doesn't require a specific window manager, but requires NetWM or GNOME WM specs compliance to work.

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Recent releases

  •  19 May 2004 23:54

    Release Notes: Skippy has branched into Skippy-XD, an XDamage-powered version providing 'live' (and updating) snapshots of the windows.

    •  19 May 2004 23:48

      Release Notes: This release adds Xinerama support. It fixes window group mode and omni-present windows using a GNOME WM spec window manager.

      •  15 May 2004 20:52

        Release Notes: Several segmentation faults were fixed. Support was added for window managers that still use the GNOME WM Spec (most notably, WindowMaker when compiled with GNOME support). Some pretty serious logic errors were fixed. The root pixmap is now properly tiled if it's smaller than the screen size.

        •  15 May 2004 00:33

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          07 Feb 2013 20:41 landroni

          For info, a slightly modified version of Skippy-XD is hosted at Google Code: . Among other things it fixes compilation for i386/amd64 architectures.

          Moreover, Ubuntu users can install the forked Skippy-XD from this PPA: .

          28 Nov 2011 00:17 daaugusto

          Thank you for developing skippy-xd, it is a great utility. Please, keep this project alive. I'd like to see the possibility to configure the navigation keys, for instance, be able to use Vi-like keys (hjkl) instead of arrow keys.

          11 Nov 2011 16:22 nodiscc

          Hi, I just wanted to let know i had to install this to compile skippy-xd on Debian Wheezy: libxrender-dev libxft-dev libxcomposite-dev libxdamage-dev libxfixes-dev libxmu-dev libxinerama-dev

          Also, had this error when pressing the hotkey:
          X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
          Major opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GetWindowAttributes)
          Resource id in failed request: 0x0
          Serial number of failed request: 105
          Current serial number in output stream: 106

          Fixed by doing a
          sed -i 's/CARD32/CARD64/g' *
          in the source directory.


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