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This article is about Joe's window manager. For Joe's own editor, see Joe's Own Editor. For the 2007 Bollywood movie, see Jab We Met.
A screenshot of JWM on Puppy Linux
Developer(s) Joe Wingbermuehle
Stable release
2.3.6 / August 12, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-08-12)[1]
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Window manager
License MIT License
Website joewing.net/projects/jwm/

JWM (Joe's Window Manager) is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. Configuration is by editing an XML file; no graphical configuration is necessary nor supplied.

Support for the following can be added as compile-time options:

It provides an interface similar to Windows 98 and can support some GNOME, Motif and Extended Window Manager Hints.

JWM is the default window manager used in Damn Small Linux version 4.x, Puppy Linux and SliTaz GNU/Linux (< 2.0). It is used also in an edition of Manjaro Linux.[2]

The Joe of JWM is not the same as the Joe of JOE.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release Notes". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Manjaro JWM". Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

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