Package Details: windowmaker 0.96.0-1

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Package Base: windowmaker
Description: An X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look and feel
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Licenses: GPL, custom
Submitter: Barthalion
Maintainer: bidulock (Refutationalist)
Last Packager: Refutationalist
Votes: 24
Popularity: 1.14
First Submitted: 2018-01-07 16:15 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-01-22 06:15 (UTC)

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abarbarian commented on 2022-07-16 17:04 (UTC)

Hmm not so simple.If you add "/usr/lib64/GNUstep/Applications/" or "/usr/lib64/GNUstep/Applications/ %s" to the middle command section of the DOCK and then restart WM the commands disappear and you are back to square one. However if you add "/usr/lib64/GNUstep/Applications/" to the middle command of the DOCK and close the settings you can middle click on the DOCK you open and get an icon which you can attach to the DOCK. This survives a WM restart but the commands on the DOCK still disappear. It is a bit cludgy but it gives you access to WPrefs. Whew good old WM still as quirky as ever. ;-)

abarbarian commented on 2022-07-16 16:49 (UTC)

Found the missing it is located at


Add "/usr/lib64/GNUstep/Applications/" as the middle click command to the DOCK and your good to go.


abarbarian commented on 2022-07-16 16:28 (UTC)

Well I thought WM had installed right. However there is no Double click the dock and you get an ABOUT window. Right click the desktop and choose " Configure Window Maker " and I get an error window saying "exec WPrefs" could not execute.

Help me find the please. ;-(

abarbarian commented on 2022-07-15 15:07 (UTC)

Hurray installed and working fine. Thanks to the maintainer. ;-)

kirbylife commented on 2021-08-24 20:41 (UTC)

I just installed this PKGBUILD modifying it to be compatible with the "pentium4" architecture, could you please add this architecture to the original PKGBUILD?.

bidulock commented on 2020-03-10 07:34 (UTC)

@Arthur2e5: use the windowmaker-crm-git AUR package

That package uses the "next" GIT branch.

Arthur2e5 commented on 2020-02-28 05:46 (UTC)

Please consider updating to the current Git HEAD on the next branch. There is a set of commits around ScaleX/ScaleY that allows Window Maker to finally kind of support HiDPI.

ckoba commented on 2019-06-27 10:35 (UTC)

Some (many?) full-screen applications crash back to the display manager under WindowMaker. This is due to WindowMaker being compiled with --enable-randr, which has been marked "experimental" and is being compiled without it on other distributions.

Recommend that --enable-randr be removed from the configuration flags to avoid this issue.

bidulock commented on 2018-10-12 20:11 (UTC)

@Beebo, no those are pretty standard warnings for installing to a non-null DESTDIR with libtool.