Revision [29251]

This is an old revision of WindowManagers made by darkcity on 2013-10-18 12:11:40.



HomePage > Components and HowTos > GUI > Window Managers

Window Managers

The Window Manager is the layer between X windows and the desktop environment. Window managers (WM) control the placement & appearance of windows. The default in Puppy Slacko is JWM, its very light weight but effective. If you imagine a computer system as a series of layers it would look something like this:

Hardware < Operating System < Display Server/Window System < Window Manager < Desktop Environment

Puppys default is JWM or (OpenBox in Lucid), see the What are JWM and OpenBox? thread.

Hardware < Linux < X Windows < JWM or OpenBox

(JWM or OpenBox also act as the Desktop Environment, with the help of Puppy scripts and additional programs.)

Window Managers commonly included with Puppy
JWM - default in Puppy4 and Slacko 5.3x, also see JWMElements.
OpenBox - default in Puppy 5.2x Lucid, not included in Puppy 5.3x Slacko.
OpenBoxExtra - Openbox packaged with Tint, themes and more
Enlightenment - used by MacPup

More Window Mangers on the Wiki
Afterstep - based on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface
Compiz - has special effects
Dwm - minimal tiling wm
Echinus - lightweight tiling wm
Fluxbox - lightweight
IceWM- Easy to use, customizable and good looking window manager.
PekWM - smaller and easier than OpenBox
RatpoisonWM - minimalist with the emphasis on speed

Even more Windows Managers
Antico - ANTICO forum thread
Beryl - has special effects
Compiz-Fusion - has special effects
Flwm - Flwm forum thread
HazeWM - super minimal HazeWM forum thread homepage
MLVWM - look and feel like the Macintosh environment homepage
Metisse - has special effects
Project Looking Glass - has special effects
XFWM - has special effects

Also on the Wiki

There are 3 comments on this page. [Show comments]
Valid XHTML :: Valid CSS: :: Powered by WikkaWiki