Lwm is a window manager for the X Window System. It provides enough
features to allow the user to manage their windows, and no more.
Windows are surrounded by a frame with a
titlebar at the top next to a small box. The frame is a grey colour for
all windows except that which has the input focus, where it is black.
In the default configuration, lwm uses the enter-to-focus scheme, where
moving the pointer into a window gives that window the input focus.
Lwm may also be configured to use the click-to-focus scheme, where a
window must be clicked on (with any button) to receive the input focus. Clicking
on a window in this mode causes the window to be raised. Note that a click
used to focus a window is always swallowed by lwm, so clicking a
button in a new window requires two clicks.
A button 1 click on a window frame brings that window to the top. Dragging
button 1 on the frame of a resizable window repositions that edge of
the window. If a corner rather than an edge is dragged, then both edges
forming the corner are repositioned. While youre reshaping a window,
a little window pops up to show you the windows current size.
In the default configuration, button 1 on the root window does nothing.
Button 2 is used to drag a window by its frame, repositioning the window
but maintaining its position in the window stack.
In the default configuration, button 2 on the root window brings up a
A button 3 click on a window frame hides that window. Pressing
button 3 on the root window brings up a menu of all the hidden windows.
Releasing the button while over an item will unhide the named window.
A button 3 click in the frame while Shift is held down pushes the window
to the back, under any other windows. (Users with 4-button mice are
encouraged to use their fourth button for this function.)
A click with any button inside the little white box in a windows frame
can be used to close the window.