A window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting
awesome is a window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting. It's
extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome.
It manages windows in several layouts mode: tiled, floating, etc. Each layout
can be applied dynamically, optimizing the environment for the application in
use and the task performed.
In tiled layout, windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master
area contains the windows which currently need most attention, whereas the
stacking area contains all other windows. The master area can be splited in
several rows and columns. In floating layout, windows can be resized and moved
freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating, regardless of the layout
Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple
tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with those tags. Each tag can
have its own layout.
awesome contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the
layout, the title of the focused window, and text read from standard input. The
selected tags are highlighted with a different color, while the tags of the
focused window are highlighted with a small point. awesome draws a small border
around windows to indicate their focus state.
Every aspect of awesome is configurable via a configuration file: awesomerc.