fvwm  2.7.0
About: FVWM is a window manager providing a 3-D look for window decorations and a virtual desktop, nifty module interface.
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  Fossies Dox: fvwm-2.7.0.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

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Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies fvwm-2.7.0.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).


Build Status

Please note that FVWM2 is in maintenance mode. This means it won't be receiving any new features. Bug fixes will be to the core of FVWM2 only. Any problems found in modules will be to fix segfaults only.

All users are hereforth encouraged to use fvwm3, and to report any bugs.

The rest of this README and associated documentation for FVWM is for historical purposes only.

Welcome to fvwm. Fvwm is a multiple large virtual desktop window manager, originally (a looooong time ago!) derived from twm.

Fvwm is intended to have a small memory footprint but a rich feature set, be extremely customizable and extendible, and have a high degree of Motif mwm compatibility.


Users of fvwm prior to 2.6.X can make use of the fvwm-convert-2.6 utility to try and have their configuration file converted to a newer syntax. Please see its manpage for more details on how to use it.


The Long-term stable release represents the fvwm version prior to 2.6.7 which contains ported bug-fixes from 2.6.7, but retains the modules and other features removed in 2.6.7. This version won't receive any new features but may occsaionally receive bug-fixes.


See the installation instructions


Those interested in contributing to FVWM should have a read of the developer documentation.

A TODO file exists, and sometimes even things from it are worked on.

Comments, Questions?

There is the #fvwm IRC channel on freenode.net which you can use to chat to people about FVWM.

If you have any questions, concerns, bug reports, enhancement requests, etc., please feel free to send an email to the fvwm mailing list, or open a Github issue.

Have fun!

-- The fvwm-workers