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twm definition


Tab Window Manager.
A window manager for the X Window System. Twm provides titlebars, shaped windows, several forms of icon management, user-defined macro functions, click-to-type and pointer-driven keyboard focus, and user-specified key and pointer button bindings. It can be extensively configured by a startup file.
Twm was written by Tom LaStrange, Solbourne Computer; Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium; Steve Pitschke, Stardent Computer; Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium; Dave Sternlicht, MIT X Consortium; Dave Payne, Apple Computer.
An extended version, vtwm, provides a virtual desktop.
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(1995-02-14)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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