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wmii - A Minimalist Window-Manager


wmii is a lightning-fast tiled window-manager that runs on everything from Cygwin on Windows to FreeBSD. It's not for everyone, but I've found it great for my FreeBSD minimalist laptop project.

This is what I did to configure wmii to my liking, look at the end of this document for more documentation external to this site.


Create your own action folder (this is the menu that is available by typing alt-a), and add a few menu items:

mkdir ~/.wmii-3
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/firefox /home/roqetman/.wmii-3/firefox
cp /usr/X11R6/etc/wmii-3/wmiirc /home/roqetman/.wmii-3/

You can add more symlinks or shell files in the above folder, I just added 2 as an example.


Modify your ~/.xsession file:


How Do I?

Get started : Type alt-a and select welcome - this will give you a few pointers to get going.

Use a terminal other than xterm : Modify the following line in /home/roqetman/.wmii-3/wmiirc (This changes the default xterm to a modified rxvt): PATH="$OLD_PATH" rxvt -rv -sr -fn -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-iso8859-1 &;;

Set the wallpaper (background) : In ~/.wmii-3/wmiirc, replace the line: xsetroot -solid '#0b1014' with a command to set the background image, such as feh --bg-scale /path/to/image & this one requires feh), or Esetroot -scale -center /path/to/image.

Change color schemes : You'll find many to modify the color settings in your ~/.wmii-3/wmiirc file here.

Shutdown the System from within wmii : No current shortcut; just type sudo shutdown -p now from a terminal.

More Questions?

More wmii documentation : Can be found here.

© Roqet :: 2022-03-01 16:07:34