fork of https://github.com/chneukirchen/cwm with additional patches
disable pointer warp on map requests
make README be a md file
integrate window-center patch



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

This is a fork of https://github.com/chneukirchen/cwm by Charles Daniels for the purpose of maintaining and developing additional patches which have not been merged into the upstream (OpenBSD). The functionality provided is a superset of the upstream cwm, and the intent is to keep this repository up to date with improvements made upstream.

Changes from the upstream include:

  • Xlib map requests do not warp the pointer.

  • When tiling on multi-monitor systems, only windows on the same monitor and in the same group as the active window are affected, rather than all windows in the current group.

  • When an XEvent causes a window to be moved or resized, the "maximized" flag is deasserted. This is useful, because using xdotool or another external tool to manipulate a maximized window, then pressing the maximize keybinding will cause the window to be maximized, rather than returning it to the geometry it had before the most recent time it was maximized.

  • kbfunc_client_resize() will not allow windows to be resized smaller than 20x20p px. This prevents the issue described here: https://github.com/i3/i3/issues/3241 . Note that a more elegant solution should be found, as badly behaved clients should not hard-lock the WM.

  • Fix a bug where qt would not allow the mouse to be moved out of modal dialog, patch curtsy of Okan Demirmen.

  • This patch which was not accepted to the upstream. This adds a "window center" function which brings the active window to the center of the screen.

The original README distributed with chneukirchen/cwm is maintained below:

This is a port of OpenBSD's excellent cwm0 to Linux and other Unices.

cwm is a window manager for X11 which contains many features that
concentrate on the efficiency and transparency of window
management.  cwm also aims to maintain the simplest and most
pleasant aesthetic.

This port requires pkg-config, Xft, Xinerama and Xrandr. The included Makefile should work with both GNU make and BSD make. It has been built successfully on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X 10.9 and Linux.

This version actively tracks changes in the OpenBSD CVS repository. Releases are roughly coordinated.

The revision controlled version is at https://github.com/chneukirchen/cwm Releases can be found at http://chneukirchen.org/releases

You are welcome to join the IRC channel ##cwm on Freenode to talk about cwm.


2012-05-02: First public release 5.1 of portable cwm.

2014-04-13: Second public release 5.5 of portable cwm.

User visible changes (for a full list including smaller bug fixes, see http://www.openbsd.org/plus.html ff.)

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.1 and 5.2

  • Fixed cwm(1) atom (WM_PROTOCOLS) style handing; closing a window will no longer close entire application if the client supports CLIENT_PROTO_DELETE.
  • Re-implement atom handing for more consistent separation of cwm(1) and Extended Window Manager Hints.
  • cwm(1) better integrated into the freedesktop.org Window Manager Specification Project.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.2 and 5.3

  • Set the initial cwm(1) group to "1".
  • Added cwm(1) per-group vert/horiz tiling support with new bind commands "vtile" and "htile."
  • Made cwm(1) screen font an Xft(3) font.
  • Specific last match for autogroup in cwmrc(5).
  • Tab completion support for cwm(1) menus.
  • Allow cwm(1) clients to be resized from a max state.
  • Multibyte input to cwm(1) menu code now possible.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.3 and 5.4

  • Added support for mouse based group {,r}cycle to cwmrc(5).
  • Allow mouse button4 and button5 in cwmrc(5).
  • Made cwm(1) check for, and honour, CWStackMode and CWSibling change requests during a ConfigureRequest event.
  • Honour PATH search order for cwm(1)'s exec.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.5 and 5.4

  • Only set the cwm(1) urgency flag if the client is not active.
  • Allow the cwm(1) config parser continue parsing even after encountering an error.
  • cwm(1) now follows the EWMH spec: if the cardinal returned is 0xFFFFFFFF (-1) then the window should appear on all desktops.
  • Made cwm(1) supply a more useful title for windows launched via the ssh(1) command menu ("[ssh] ").
  • Allowed cwm(1) to accept _NET_WM_DESKTOP and _NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP ClientMessage.
  • Implemented cwm(1) support for _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN hint, with keybinding changes: CM-f "fullscreen", CM-m "maximize".
  • Instead of using the work area, use the Xinerama area for cwm(1) snap calculations.
  • Save-set when cwm(1) is re-exec'ing so as to not lose State on our hidden clients.
  • Added cwmrc(5) support for XUrgency and matching _NET_WM_STATE_DEMANDS_ATTENTION ewmh hint, with configurable urgencyborder.
  • Prepend the group shortcut in the cwm(1) client search menu; prepend shortcut in unhide menu.
  • If not hidden during an UnmapNotify event, cwm(1) will now un-manage the client.
  • Like "gap", made cwm(1) "snapdist" per-screen.
  • Removed cwmrc(5) option to bind a key by keycode with brackets, which never worked. Users should be using keysym names not keycodes.
  • Re-added cwm(1) support for WM_TAKE_FOCUS. Solves keyboard input focus loss for java apps.
  • For cwm(1) clients that support WM_TAKE_FOCUS in their WM_PROTOCOLS property, send a ClientMessage event.

2015-01-24: Third public release 5.6 of portable cwm.

  • Support building on FreeBSD and OS X.
  • Support for sticky windows (_NET_WM_STATE_STICKY).
  • Internal cleanups and bug fixes.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.6 and 5.7

  • Implemented _NET_WM_STATE_STICKY in cwm(1). Allows client to "stick" to all desktops or groups.
  • Ensure cwm(1) client that wants to be in nogroup stays in nogroup (thus stays in view), even when (re)reading NET_WM_DESKTOP.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.7 and 5.8

  • In cwm(1), introduce "groupsearch" for group menu search.
  • In cwm(1), show an empty "ssh to" menu if the known_hosts file is missing.
  • In cwm(1), replace screen region info gathering with XRandR equivalent of Xinerama queries.

Changes made between OpenBSD 5.8 and 5.9

  • Don't allow freeze operations on fullscreen.

2017-10-17: Fourth public release 6.2 of portable cwm.

Changes made between OpenBSD 6.2 and 6.3

  • Fix blocking bug during moving or resizing.
  • window-snap-* commands to move windows to edges and corners.
  • Add support for re-exec'ing with SIGHUP.

2018-05-14: Fifth public release 6.3 of portable cwm.

--Leah Neukirchen leah@vuxu.org