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Fast Light Window Manager
Developer(s)Bill Spitzak
Initial release1998; 26 years ago (1998)
Stable release
1.02[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 30 June 2006
Written inC++
Operating systemUnix-like
Sizei386: 43.6 kB package, 156.0 kB installed,
ia64: 58.1 kB package, 216.0 kB installed
TypeStacking window manager
FLWM 1.02 Xsession running on Debian 7 Linux

The Fast Light Window Manager is an X window manager that is based on FLTK. FLWM is the default window manager for Tiny Core Linux. FLWM was influenced by WM2.[2]


Features of the FLWM window manager include:

  • Small (amd64: 43.8 kB Package Size, 118.0 kB Installed Size, i386: 45.3 kB Package Size, 121.0 kB Installed Size)[3]
  • Window decorations include borders and a vertical titlebar
  • sloppy focus with click to focus (no autoraise)
  • Multiple desktops
  • Desktop switching via menu or by using the keyboard
  • No support for themes. Colors are customizable via command line arguments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://flwm.sourceforge.net. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Nguyen, Binh (2004-08-16). Linux Dictionary. Sun-wah PearL Linux Training and Development Centre.
  3. ^ flwm 1.02+git2015.10.03+7dbb30-7 on Debian

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