Enhanced Motif Window Manager

EMWM is a fork of the Motif Window Manager with fixes and enhancements. The idea behind this is to provide compatibility with current xorg extensions and applications, without changing the way the window manager looks and behaves. This includes support for multi-monitor setups trough Xinerama/Xrandr, UFT-8 support with Xft fonts, and overall better compatibility with software that requires Extended Window Manager Hints.

Additionally a couple of goodies are available in the separate utilities package: XmToolbox, a toolchest like application launcher, which reads it's multi-level menu structure from a simple plain-text file ~/.toolboxrc, and XmSm, a simple session manager that provides session configuration, locking and shutdown/suspend options.


Latest source code. See included README file for build instructions.

EMWM emwm-src.tar.xz and Utilities emwm-utils-src.tar.xz (updated on Oct 16, 2021).

Latest Changes (since Sep 4, 2021):

Complete history...

Everything is usually tested on FreeBSD and some sort of GNU/Linux. Suggestions and contributions are welcome. Feel free to contact me: mail(at)fastestcode.org

A git repository is also available on github.com: EMWM and Utilities

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