Projects / Qvwm


Qvwm is a Windows 95 like window manager for the X Window System. It allows Windows 95/NT users to use the X Window System without a hassle and X Window System users to use Windows 95 without a hassle.


Recent releases

  •  02 Apr 2001 20:34

    Release Notes: Support for ALSA 0.5, a rewrite of the sound code, support for sending internal commands from other processes to qvwm, new internal commands for window rearrangement, the taskbar, and pager, reflecting the -display option to the DISPLAY enviornment variable, a new GEOMETRY attribute used in the [Application] section, fixes for some Netscape bugs, and fixes some bugs that crashed qvwm.

    •  27 Dec 2000 18:53

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  31 May 2000 11:44

        Release Notes: Memory management bugfixes. This version recognises the -clientId option again, and uses mkstemp() instead of tmpnam() to avoid a security problem.

        •  23 Feb 2000 17:17

          Release Notes: Bug fixes.

          •  26 Jan 2000 17:43

            Release Notes: Various bug fixes, including window attribute handling (SnappingEdges, SnappingMove, and ONTOP transient windows), some cosmetic changes and speedups (titlebar string, gradient look, and animation speed), and taskbar enhancements (ability to show or hide on startup).

            Recent comments

            31 Mar 2006 16:59 kurmanka

            project forks
            As the original author does no longer maintain the project, several people have started their own forks of this nice window manager.

            I publish my version at

            Another project exists on sourceforge:

            15 Sep 1999 09:09 whitemice

            Pretty Slick Software
            QVWM is quick and stable. I use it on Linux desktops to create a "thin client" solution with both familiarity to those with home PC's, a pleasing look, and the stability of Linux/X.

            24 May 1999 21:16 eriku

            I don't listen to people like you.
            You shouldn't take opinions as use them as a valid reason to slander a perfectly good piece of software.

            Maybe it's not what all you linux kids like, but it's perfect for people who don't mess with internal stuff and just want the stabiliy while keeping the desktop they are used too from that other OS.

            Bottom line is you can make fun of it, but i can say the same for every WM out there. It's just more itelligent to keep bias opinions to yourself.


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