Wm2 is a minimalist window manager for the X Window System, written by Chris Cannam. It supports moving, resizing and closing windows but no icons. Instead of icons allows wm2 the temporary hiding of windows from the desktop. Hidden windows can be restored via a menu from the root window from. He does not support interactive configurability, even a virtual desktop or other characteristics of modern window managers, such as configurable main menus, toolbars, etc. The configuration options that wm2 offers, can only be changed by the source code is changed and recompiled, only a few options are available, what wm2 to one who makes the least configurable window manager out there.


Wmx is a modified version of wm2, the properties, such as virtual desktops and fonts with antialiasing by Xft, have been added. He is still maintained by the author.


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