quartz-wm(1) General Commands Manual quartz-wm(1)
quartz-wm - Aqua Window Manager for the X Window System on OS X
quartz-wm [ --only-proxy ]
quartz-wm is a window manager for the X Window System. It provides titlebars for X11 windows that aim to match the look and feel of native
Mac OS X windows. It also contains functionality to bridge between the system pasteboard and the X server's PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD selec-
quartz-wm accepts the following command line options:
This option indicates that the program should not attempt to manage any of the display's screens. However the selection proxying
features will still be enabled, meaning that a different window manager may be used, but cut and paste will work as if quartz-wm
This option indicates that the program should not manage the cut and paste proxying. This option is defaulted to on for newer X11
servers that support this functionality and off for older servers that do not.
This option can be used to override the domain used to read preferences from. This is useful if you want to have multiple X11.apps
running at the same time.
quartz-wm can be customized using the defaults(1) command. quartz-wm can be forced to re-read these preferences by sending it a SIGHUP
using kill(1). The available options are:
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_ffm -bool true
Enables focus-follows-mouse mode. Windows belonging to the X server may then be focused by moving the pointer over them, as well as
the default mode of clicking in them.
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_click_through -bool true
Disables the default behavior of swallowing window-activating mouse events.
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_limit_size -bool true
Limit the size of each window to the size of the current head.
defaults write org.x.x11 wm_focus_on_new_window -bool false
Don't tell X11.app to take focus when a new X11 window is created.
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_window_shading -bool true
Enables double clicking on a titlebar to shade the window
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit -bool true
Automatically quit quartz-wm (thus shutting down the X11 server) when the last window is closed.
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit_timeout -int 3
Set the timeout for the auto-quit feature. If wm_auto_quit is true, quartz-wm will wait this many seconds before attempting to
shutdown. If another window is created in that time, quartz-wm will not shutdown.
DISPLAY This variable is used to determine which X server to use.
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