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

Download mcwm.

Development

% git clone http://hack.org/mc/git/mcwm

Note! The Git repo was unavailable and then with old data for a while during the summer 2015 due to a disk crash and old backups. Sorry about that.

Then send patches or pull requests to me!

Features

Read more about the features.

Mailing list

There is a development mailing list. Subscribe:

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History

How mcwm came to be.

Presentation from the FSCONS 2011 conference.


Last updated: <2018-05-23 22:08:38 MEST>