Wind

By Johan Veenhuizen

Wind is a window manager for the X Window System. It supports virtual desktops, optional Xft font rendering, and is pretty standards-compliant. It provides overlapping window management with click-to-type focus.

Unlike most window managers, Wind does not have the concept of minimized or hidden windows. Instead of hiding and unhiding windows, the virtual desktops abstraction makes it easy to group similar tasks and switch between these groups instantly using convenient key bindings.

Standards compliancy is a prominent goal of the project, and Wind supports almost all mandatory parts of the ICCCM and the Extended Window Manager Hints specifications. Full compliancy is expected in the next major release.

News

Version 1.4 was released on January 19, 2011.

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