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Summary: A small, dynamic tiling window manager for X11.
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Spectrwm was previously known as Scrotwm.
From their page: spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast.
# emerge x11-wm/spectrwm
Xlockmore is also needed
# emerge x11-misc/xlockmore
Copy /etc/spectrwm.conf to your home dir as an hidden file.
$ cp /etc/spectrwm.conf ~/.spectrwm.conf
You can edit spectrwm.conf to suit your needs. The file is thoroughly commented so you won't feel lost.
Usually the M (Modus) key is either alt or the super key.
From the man page:
spectrwm provides many functions (or actions) accessed via key or mouse bindings.
The current mouse bindings are described below:
|M-S-M3||Resize window while maintaining it centered|
The default key bindings are described below:
M-S-<Return> term M-p menu M-S-q quit M-q restart M-<Space> cycle_layout M-S-<\> flip_layout M-S-<Space> stack_reset M-h master_shrink M-l master_grow M-, master_add M-. master_del M-S-, stack_inc M-S-. stack_dec M-<Return> swap_main M-j, M-<TAB> focus_next M-k, M-S-<TAB> focus_prev M-m focus_main M-S-j swap_next M-S-k swap_prev M-b bar_toggle M-S-b bar_toggle_ws M-x wind_del M-S-x wind_kill M-<1-9,0,F1-F12> ws_<1-22> M-S-<1-9,0,F1-F12> mvws_<1-22> M-<Keypad 1-9> rg_<1-9> M-S-<Keypad 1-9> mvrg_<1-9> M-<Right> ws_next M-<Left> ws_prev M-<Up> ws_next_all M-<Down> ws_prev_all M-a ws_next_move M-S-<Left> ws_prev_move M-S-<Up> ws_prior M-S-<Right> rg_next M-S-<Left> rg_prev M-s screenshot_all M-S-s screenshot_wind M-S-v version M-t float_toggle M-S-<Delete> lock M-S-i initscr M-w iconify M-S-w uniconify M-S-r always_raise M-v button2 M-- width_shrink M-= width_grow M-S-- height_shrink M-S-= height_grow M-[ move_left M-] move_right M-S-[ move_up M-S-] move_down M-S-/ name_workspace M-/ search_workspace M-f search_win
The action names and descriptions are listed below:
term Spawn a new terminal (see PROGRAMS above). menu Menu (see PROGRAMS above). quit Quit spectrwm. restart Restart spectrwm. cycle_layout Cycle layout. flip_layout Swap the master and stacking areas. stack_reset Reset layout. master_shrink Shrink master area. master_grow Grow master area. master_add Add windows to master area. master_del Remove windows from master area. stack_inc Add columns/rows to stacking area. stack_dec Remove columns/rows from stacking area. swap_main Move current window to master area. focus_next Focus next window in workspace. focus_prev Focus previous window in workspace. focus_main Focus on main window in workspace. swap_next Swap with next window in workspace. swap_prev Swap with previous window in workspace. bar_toggle Toggle overall visibility of status bars. bar_toggle_ws Toggle status bar on current workspace. wind_del Delete current window in workspace. wind_kill Destroy current window in workspace. ws_n Switch to workspace n, where n is 1 through workspace_limit. mvws_n Move current window to workspace n, where n is 1 through workspace_limit. rg_n Focus on region n, where n is 1 through 9. mvrg_n Move current window to region n, where n is 1 through 9. ws_next Switch to next workspace with a window in it. ws_prev Switch to previous workspace with a window in it. ws_next_all Switch to next workspace. ws_prev_all Switch to previous workspace. ws_next_move Switch to next workspace with the current window. ws_prev_move Switch to previous workspace with the current window. ws_prior Switch to last visited workspace. rg_next Switch to next region. rg_prev Switch to previous region. screenshot_all Take screenshot of entire screen (if enabled) (see PROGRAMS above). screenshot_wind Take screenshot of selected window (if enabled) (see PROGRAMS above). version Toggle version in status bar. float_toggle Toggle focused window between tiled and floating. lock Lock screen (see PROGRAMS above). initscr Reinitialize physical screens (see PROGRAMS above). iconify Minimize (unmap) currently focused window. uniconify Maximize (map) window returned by dmenu selection. always_raise When set tiled windows are allowed to obscure floating windows. button2 Fake a middle mouse button click (mouse button 2). width_shrink Shrink the width of a floating window. width_grow Grow the width of a floating window. height_shrink Shrink the height of a floating window. height_grow Grow the height of a floating window. move_left Move a floating window a step to the left. move_right Move a floating window a step to the right. move_up Move a floating window a step upwards. move_down Move a floating window a step downwards. name_workspace Name the current workspace. search_workspace Search for a workspace. search_win Search the windows in the current workspace.