What is is about:
Wmii (Window Manager Improved) is a « tiling WM » : a window manager which automagically places windows without overlapping. This is done with a view to them covering as large a surface as possible. Further, to allow you to efficiently organise your desktop screen, you can navigate it using the keyboard only.
If you don't have xorg installed, you should install it before :
aptitude install xserver-xorg xterm xinit
For wmii, you need the package :
aptitude install wmii
When we don't know tiling, it's not realy easy to begin with it. We have to learn hotkeys to launch programs and deplace or resize windows. By default, the "Mod" touch is Alt. See the "Configuration" part of this page to change it, if you need. The hotkeys to learn at beginning are :
Mod+Enter -> Terminal
Mod+p -> menu : a menu appears, just tape the beginning of the name of the application to open it
Mod+d -> divised layout : windows are divised on screen
Mod+s -> stacked layout : the selected window take all the screen, we just see the title bar of the others
Mod+j -> select the window below
Mod+k -> select the window above
Shift+Mod+j -> move the window down
Shift+Mod+k -> move the window up
Mod+a -> Actions menu : choose "quit" to quit
By default, only one column is used by the desktop. It's possible to use several columns with h and l :
- Mod+Shift+h : move the selected window left
- Mod+Shift+l : move the selected window right
- Mod+h : selected column at left
- Mod+l : select the column at right
Columns are created automatically, in fonction of your placements of the windows. You can make them bigger or smaller, clicking beetween two columns.
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