amiwm(1)                    General Commands Manual                   amiwm(1)

       amiwm - Amiga Workbench-like X Window Manager


       amiwm is an X Window manager that tries to make your workstation look
       like an Amiga®

       Amiwm is configurable with a $HOME/.amiwmrc-file containing some or all
       of the following options:

FastQuit: {yes|no}
       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.)

SizeBorder {right|bottom|both|none}
       Specifies which border should be enlarged when a sizegadget is present.

ForceMove {manual|auto|always}
       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 always, respectively.

IconDir path
       Specifies a directory in which amiwm will look for icons.

DefaultIcon name
       Gives the filename of the .info file to use as a default icon.  It is
       relative to the IconDir.

IconPalette {system|magicwb|schwartz|“filename"}
       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.

ScreenFont fontname"
       Selects a font to use for windowtitles etc.

IconFont fontname"
       Selects a font for icontitles.

               bartrimpen} “colorname"

       Modifies the colour scheme for the window manager.

CustomIconsOnly {yes|no}
       This prevent applications to display their own icons when in iconified
       state.  Only icons defined in amiwmrc for each apps will be used.
       Because apps own icon are too different from one eachother.  They comes
       in various sizes and themes. Some icons will be 32x32, while some other
       will be a 128x128 or even bigger .. By using this option, You have the
       possibility to decide which icon should be used for each app.  If no
       custom icons are defined at all, the will be used for all
       iconified apps. Format is: style { class "myClass" icon "" }
       To find out a given program's class, use "xlsclients -l" to list all
       opened applications, and then use "xprop -id <0x0000000>" to list a
       given app's properties. Use either WM_CLASS or WM_ICON_NAME strings in

ShortLabelIcons {yes|no}
       This limit the length of the text for iconified programs. For example,
       if this option is activated, an iconified program text will be limited
       to 8 chars + ".."  Use this option if you don't want iconified program
       text to be loong strings..

TitleBarClock {yes|no}
       Enables a clock in the titlebar.  It displays the date and time.

TitleClockFormat [<number>] time string
       This lets you choose a new format to display the Title Bar Clock.  The
       time string is formatted with the standard strftime() parameters.  The
       default is "%c".  It has been found that "%a %b %e %Y   %l:%M %p" works
       well too.  Number is the update interval in seconds.

ToolItem name" command" hotkey"
       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.

ToolItem Separator
       Inserts a separator bar in the Tools menu.

ToolItem name" { <tool item commands>}
       Create ToolItem:s in a submenu with the specified name.  It is not
       legal to create a submenu inside another submenu.

Screen [<number>] name"
       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.

ModulePath path(:path...)"
       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 different architectures.

Module name" ["initstring"]
       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.

InterScreenGap number
       Sets the size in number of pixels of the "video DMA off" area that
       appears between screens when they are dragged.

AutoRaise {yes|no}
       Selects whether windows will automatically be moved to the front when
       they are activated.

Focus {followmouse|sloppy|clicktotype}
       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,

                                  19 Jul 2010                         amiwm(1)