mcwm — a minimalist window manager

Note well: mcwm is in maintenance mode. Since 2013 I use X only sparingly.

mcwm is a minimalist window manager for the X Window System written from scratch in C directly on top of XCB. It is a traditional floating window manager with a lot of features but without the bloat.

In mcwm all functions, including move and resize, are available from the keyboard but a pointing device can be used for move, resize and raise/lower.


Download mcwm.


Development has mostly stopped but the repo is here:


Read more about the features.

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How mcwm came to be.

Presentation from the FSCONS 2011 conference.

Last updated: <2024-05-14 09:02:24 MEST>