xtow

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NAME

xtow - An X Compositing Window Manager for Microsoft Windows

 

SYNOPSIS

xtow [ options ]

 

DESCRIPTION

xtow is a Compositing Window Manager for the X Window System running on Microsoft Windows.

xtow is designed to connect to a headless X server which supports the Composite extension, for example, Xorg(1) using the xf86-video-dummy driver, and will draw the contents of X windows from that X server into native Windows windows.

 

OPTIONS

xtow accepts the following command line switches, all of which are optional:

-blur
If DWM is available, use the glass effect to blur the image beneath transparent areas.
-display [display]
Specifies the X server display to connect to.
-help
List these options and exit.
-nodwm
Do not use DWM, even if available (Windows Vista or later). per-pixel transparency will not be supported.
-noshm
Do not use MIT-SHM to transfer window images from the X server, even if available.
-verbose
Output verbose debugging information. Multiple -verbose options increase verbosity.
-version
Display the version number and exit.

 

WINDOW PROPERTIES

Partial conformance to ICCCM and EWMH standards.

The widely used but non-standard _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY window property (which can be set by e.g. transset(1)), controls the transparency of a window, with 0 being transparent and 0xffffffff being opaque.

 

SEE ALSO

XWin(1).

 

BUGS

Lots. This is a prototype for testing libXcwm at this stage.

 

AUTHORS

xtow was written by Jon Turney. It uses libXcwm to do most of the heavy lifting of tracking X windows and talking xcb to the X server, and re-uses most of the code from XWin(1)'s integrated window manager for managing the native windows.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
WINDOW PROPERTIES
SEE ALSO
BUGS
AUTHORS

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