An olvwm-managed desktop with Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) and two XTerm windows one running Vim using the Desert256 color scheme. A simple menu is pinned to left-hand side of the Workspace. Conky is running next to the VDM, displaying the date, time, and network usage.
Virtual Desktop Manager (olvwm only): allows windows to be dragged and dropped to any Workspace. The number of Workspaces is configurable; there are three rows of four Workspaces in the VDM in the lower illustration.
Workspace Menu: allows the user to start programs
Windows can be automatically started and positioned when the window manager starts (and can be started in a specific Workspace in olvwm), using the config file
olvwm includes its own config file, which allows the user to resize and reposition a window using a shortcut key