amiwm - Amiga Workbench-like X Window Manager
is an X Window manager that tries to make your workstation look
like an Amiga®.
is configurable with a $HOME/.amiwmrc-file containing some or all
of the following options:
Specifies whether amiwm should quit directly when the Quit menu item is
selected, rather than popping up a requester. (on/off or true/false can be
used instead of yes/no.)
Specifies which border should be enlarged when a sizegadget is present.
Enables you to move windows outside the perimeter of the root window when
pressing shift, when trying to drag at least 25% of the window ofscreen, or
Specifies a directory in which amiwm will look for icons.
Gives the filename of the .info file to use as a default icon. It is relative to
Selects either the Workbench® default palette, or the MagicWorkbench
standard palette for use with icons. The third option is a 16 color palette
used on the "Eric Schwartz Productions CD Archive". Alternatively,
the filename of a PPM file representing the palette to use can be used.
Selects a font to use for windowtitles etc.
Selects a font for icontitles.
bartrimpen} “ colorname"
Modifies the colour scheme for the window manager.
Adds an item in the Tools menu with the specified name, which executes the
command when selected. A string containing a single uppercase letter may be
specified as the third argument, making this letter a hotkey for the item.
Inserts a separator bar in the Tools menu.
Create ToolItem:s in a submenu with the specified name. It is not legal to
create a submenu inside another submenu.
Create a new screen with the specified name. It will be placed below all earlier
created screens. To move a window between two screens, iconify it and drag the
icon over to the other screen. If the second argument is given, this screen is
placed on the corresponding X screen.
Sets one or more directories where amiwm will look for module binaries. The
default is AMIWM_HOME. Note that the module binaries cannot be shared amongst
Start a module with the specified name. If initstring is specified, it is sent
to the module. There are currently two modules shipped with amiwm; Background
and Keyboard. These are documented in the file README.modules. If a module is
limited to a single screen, like the Background module, the screen that was
created last is used.
Sets the size in number of pixels of the "video DMA off" area that
appears between screens when they are dragged.
Selects whether windows will automatically be moved to the front when they are
Sets the policy by which windows are given focus. Followmouse is the default and
means that the window that contains the mouse pointer will have focus. Sloppy
means that the window that had focus last will keep it when the pointer is not
over a window. ClickToType is the original AmigaOS policy in which you have to
explicitly give focus to windows by clicking in them.
The most likely reason for amiwm to crash is if it can't find its default icon,
or if this is not accepted as a *.info file. If this happens, amiwm _will_
dump core. So make sure that either 'make install' runs successfully (in which
case amiwm will know where its icon is), or that the file .amiwmrc contains a
correct specification of the icon's location.
This program is distributed as freeware. The copyright remains with the author.
See the file LICENSE for more information. Amiga and Workbench are registered
trademarks of AMIGA International Inc.
Marcus Comstedt, email@example.com