The Puto Amo Window Manager 2.2.9

The Puto Amo Window Manager is a full featured window manager, but without useless bells and whistles.
The Puto Amo Window Manager
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So it's not a 'desktop' and doesn't offer you a huge pile of useless options, just the facilities needed to run your X applications and at the same time having a friendly and easy to use interface.


Pawm goals are to be simple, small and functional. That's important, small :), there are too bloated windows managers out there, so who wants another one ;). That means that for future releases is a very important point for us not add new features or dependencies if they're not really necessary.

If you need to run some X apps and don't have the time, space or interest in installing a desktop like kde or gnome, then what you're looking for is pawm. Download it now and give it a try!


As you've already guessed, it manages your windows. It provides a bar placed at the bottom of the screen to access the minimized windows, and a simple application launcher to place some icons in your desktop for frequently used applications.

Things that pawm doesn't have: keyboard support (in the todo list), workspaces, icons formats different from .xpm

To compile it the only required libraries are the Xorg/XFree86 standard libraries. It supports Xft which is the new X font library, but it's no required


It's been tested and compiled under Linux/x86, Linux/PPC, FreeBSD, NetBSD, HP-UX and OSX-XDarwin. If you got succesfull reports in other architectures let us know. It should compile in any platform, providing you use GNU make, GNU gcc, and a POSIX compatible shell.

What's New in This Release:

This release adds support for a "solid" appearance when moving windows.
An important bug with argb windows that caused crashes has been fixed.

last updated on:
September 8th, 2006, 5:35 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
David Gomez Espinosa
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