wmaker - X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look


wmaker [-''options''?


WindowMaker is a X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look. It tries to emulate NeXT's look as much as possible, but it deviates from it as necessary.


disable preprocessing of configuration files
do not show the application Dock
do not show the workspace Clip
-display host
display.screen:specify display to use. On multiheaded machines, WindowMaker will automatically manage all screens. If you want WindowMaker to manage only a specific screen, you must supply the screen number you want to have managed with the -display command line argument. For example, if you want WindowMaker to manage only screen 1, start it as: wmaker -display :0.1
display version number and exit
specify the ID of the visual to use. See xdpyinfo(1x)? for a list of visuals available in your display.
print a brief help message


general WindowMaker defaults.
information about the Dock and Clip. DON'T edit this while running WindowMaker. It will be overwritten.
Contains the name of the file to read the root menu from or the menu itself, in property list format.
Attributes for different application classes and instances. Use the Attribute Editor (right drag the application's title bar, select Attributes) instead of modifying this file directly. There are just a few options not available using the Attributes Editor.
All the above-mentioned files are read from here if not found except for WMState, which is copied from here. No matter where they are read from, if it's necesary to write configuration changes back into these files, user's files will be written to.
This script is automatically executed when WindowMaker is started.
This script is automatically executed immediately before WindowMaker is exited. Note: If you need to run something that requires the X server to be running from this script, make sure you do not use the SHUTDOWN command from the root menu to exit WindowMaker. Otherwise, the X server might be shut down before the script is executed.
The menu file indicated in WMRootMenu is looked for here...
and here, in that order. Unless, the indicated path is an absolute path.
WindowMaker looks for pixmaps here
WindowMaker looks for backgrounds here
WindowMaker looks for style files here (not true... it looks like it does, but you have to specify the full path anyway, it's just a place to keep things nicely ordered)
WindowMaker looks for theme files here (ibid)
System wide pixmaps are located here...
and here.

1?Those last two directory names look the same to me...? --JaredWigmore?

System wide styles are here
Guess... ;-)


specifies the initial path for the Defaults directory. "Defaults/" is appended to this variable to determine the actual location of the databases. If the variable is not set, it defaults to "/GNUstep?"
specifies the location of the system-wide local GNUstep? directory (this is useful, for example, in those cases where the system-wide location is really a network wide location). If this variable is empty, GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is looked for.
specifies the location of the system-wide GNUstep? directory. If this variable is empty, it defaults to /etc/GNUstep?


The WindowMaker User Guide
The WindowMaker FAQ
X(1), wdwrite(1)?, wxcopy(1)?, geticonset(1)?, seticons(1)?, wmaker(1), wxpaste(1)?, getstyle(1)?, setstyle(1)?, wmsetbg(1)?


WindowMaker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima, Dan Pascu with contributions from many people around the Internet.

This manual page was written by Marcelo E. Magallon. Revised and Wikified by JaredWigmore?.

User Submitted Notes

What's up with this1?
I meant for this page to wrap at a sensible line length. What's wrong? --JaredWigmore?

You had a very long line that began with a space, which disables wordwrap (and displays it in monotype, it's <pre> essentially) which pushed the edge of the page out, and everything wrapped at the (now very wide) side of the page. Fixed --PerryLorier

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