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xtow - An X Compositing Window Manager for Microsoft Windows
xtow [ options ]
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.
xtow accepts the following command line switches, all of which are optional:
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.
List these options and exit.
Do not use DWM, even if available (Windows Vista or later). per-pixel transparency will not be
Do not use MIT-SHM to transfer window images from the X server, even if available.
Output verbose debugging information. Multiple -verbose options increase verbosity.
Display the version number and exit.
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.
Lots. This is a prototype for testing libXcwm at this stage.
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.
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