Where is the dwm config?

As stated previously, the main dwm configuration file is the /etc/portage/savedconfig/x11-wm/dwm-6.0 file and after each change, dwm needs to be recompiled for any changes to take effect.

How do I change layout in dwm?

dwm has two further layout modes, floating ><> [Alt]+[f] and monocle [M] [Alt]+[m] .

Is dwm a tiling WM?

dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

What does dwm stand for?


Acronym Definition
DWM Dead White Males
DWM Directory of Women’s Media (Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press)
DWM Diskless Workstation Management
DWM Department of Weights and Measures (various locations)

What is config H?

config. def. h is the default configuration file that is copied into config. h if you don’t create your own. To adjust your configuration you need to edit (by copying config.

How do I change my dwm MOD key?

In order to change dwm’s modifier key to the Windows key, you can simply change its value definition to Mod4Mask.

How do I change the default terminal in dwm?

The dwm build from suckless.org uses st as default terminal emulator therefore Alt + Shift + Enter is mapped to st which is not installed on your system. You need to change st to gnome-terminal or whatever other terminal emulator you want (and which is installed on your system).

How do I change dwm Keybindings?

The default super (called a modifier in dwm, or Mod), can be changed by editing the configuration….Windows.

Default key binding Action performed
+ [h/j/k/l] Move left-right-up an down windows
+ r Terminate current window

Why is dwm so good?

Efficiency. Dwm is efficient if you want to save as much power as you can on your computer. Xfce and other lightweight environments are great on older or weaker machines, but dwm uses (in my case) about 1/3 of resources compared to Xfce after login.

Is dwm the best window manager?

I’ve been using very lightweight window managers for a few years now. I started with flux box, then OpenBox when installing the distribution Crunchbang, from this I went to Xmonad and finally, DWM, the window manager on which Xmonad is based.

How do I use DWM?

Using dwm can be done in pure keyboard control or through some extra mouse handling. See the config.def.h for what are the default bindings. They are used in this tutorial. By default there are 9 tags. Launch a few terminals with [Shift]+ [Alt]+ [Enter] and dwm will tile the windows between the master and stack.

What are the different layout modes available in DWM?

dwm has two further layout modes, floating><>[Alt]+[f]and monocle[M][Alt]+[m]. Monocle is good for ensuring a window is kept maximized and focused. This is useful in web kiosk environments and watching flash videos. Further layout modes can be included through patches.

How to disable DWM composition when DWM is enabled?

A call to DwmEnableComposition with fEnable set to DWM_EC_DISABLECOMPOSITION disables DWM composition until either the calling process has shut down, or composition has been re-enabled by calling DwmEnableComposition with fEnable set to DWM_EC_ENABLECOMPOSITION.

How do I set transition behavior for DWM events?

You can set transition behavior by using DWMWA_TRANSITIONS_FORCEDISABLED as the dwAttribute parameter. The following messages provide notification of DWM events. These messages can be used to monitor changes such as composition state changes and system color theme changes.