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Fast Light Window Manager
FLWM Screenshot.png
Screenshot of Fast Light Window Manager
Developer(s)Bill Spitzak
Initial release1998; 24 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 a stacking window manager written in C++ and available for redistribution under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. FLWM is the default window manager for Tiny Core Linux.


Features of the FLWM window manager include:

  • Small (i386: 43.6 kB package, 156.0 kB installed, ia64: 58.1 kB package, 216.0 kB installed)[2]
  • Stacking windows
  • Written in C++
  • Freely redistributable under the terms of the GPL-2.0-or-later license
  • Based on the FLTK toolkit
  • Window decorations include borders and a vertical titlebar
  • sloppy focus with click to focus (no autoraise)
  • Multiple desktops
  • Desktop switching via menu or through keyboard navigation
  • No support for themes. Colors are customizable via command line arguments.

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