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WPrefs - Window Maker configuration tool

WPrefs(1) General Commands Manual WPrefs(1)


WPrefs - Window Maker configuration tool


WPrefs [options]

DESCRIPTION is the preferences "editor" for the WindowMaker window manager. It can be used to set most of the preference options of WindowMaker and define it's applications menu. It also can change some settings that do not belong to WindowMaker.
Although is designed to be easy to use, you should read the user guide to be fully aware of all available options and other features of WindowMaker that are not related to configuration.
Only options that have different values than what is found in the system-wide configuration file is saved.


-display host:display.screen
specify display to use.
print a help message with the list of options
print the version of Window Maker from which the program comes


general Window Maker defaults.
system wide Window Maker defaults.
Contains the name of the file to read the root menu from or the menu itself, in property list format.
This script is automatically executed when Window Maker is started. WPrefs saves the mouse speed configuration is saved as a call for xset here.


The Window Maker User Guide
The Window Maker FAQ
wmaker(1), wdread(1), wdwrite(1)


Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <>, Dan Pascu <> with contributions from many people around the Internet.
This manual page was written by Marcelo E. Magallon, <>, for the Debian Project and might be used freely by others.
March 2001 Debian Sid