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The Virtual Tab Window Manager (VTWM) is a virtual window manager with adjustable graphical complexity. With minimal settings, it is ideal for limited resource situations, using little memory, little CPU time, few colors, and little bandwidth. Fully blown, it supports m4 and regex processing of the resource file, sound effects, user-defined color icons and buttons, and more.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Dec 2007 13:09

    Release Notes: PointerPlacement was added in add_window.c, iconmgr.c, parse.c, screen.h, and twm.c. No-sound support in menus.c was fixed.

    •  02 Oct 2004 05:10

      Release Notes: A bug that caused sporadic restarts when realizing unmanaged windows in applications using newer versions of popular X Window System toolkits was fixed.

      •  02 Sep 2002 11:51

        Release Notes: This version includes support for borderless windows (added the NoBorder variable), has better random placement of large windows, fixes a focus problem with transient windows, and fixes bugs regarding icon managers and warp rings.

        •  04 Nov 2001 17:09

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          13 Jun 2002 21:42 misterdna

          The improvements of VTWM over TWM extend WAY beyond the Virtual Desktop.

          I love it, I've tried just about every WM on this entire site. Window Management became an obsession. In the end, VTWM won out over all others.

          I was looking for functionality, style, and size. VTWM is perfect in every way I could find.


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