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PekWM running on Arch Linux.png
A Screenshot of PekWM running on Arch Linux
Developer(s) Claes Nästen[1]
Stable release 0.1.17 / May 26, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-05-26)
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like
Type Window Manager
License GNU GPL

PekWM is a highly configurable stacking window manager for the X Window System, written in C++ by Claes Nästen. The code is based on the aewm++ window manager, but it has evolved so that it no longer resembles aewm++. It also has an expanded feature-set, including window grouping (similar to Ion3, PWM, or Fluxbox), auto properties, xinerama and keygrabber that supports keychains, and much more.


Here are major features of PekWM:

  • Grouping windows in a single frame (tabbed windows)
  • Keychains (multi-level keybindings)
  • Mouse actions
  • Root- and window-menus and keybindings for all menus
  • Dynamic menus that regenerate on every view from a script output
  • Multi-screen support via both XRandR and Xinerama
  • Support for window placement
  • Theming support with images, shaping and configurable buttons
  • Autoproperties (automatic properties such as a window's sticky state, etc.)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "An Introduction to Pekwm". January 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

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