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Window Maker

Window Maker is designed to emulate NeXTSTEP's GUI as an OpenStep-compatible environment. NextSTEP had some influence in the maxing of MacOS X, so long-term Apple users might feel a little bit at home. Window Maker has a dock for which several dockapps are available.

All applications can be accessed by right-clicking on the desktop background to access the fully configurable main menu. . The menu can also be displayed using the keyboard, with F12 for the application menu and F11 for a window menu. Window Maker can be configured with a GUI using the program WPrefs. You can also edit config files, which can be found in the directory ~/GNUstep

Since Window Maker consists of many integrated parts and uses its own widget set WINGs it can be seen as a lightweight Desktop Environment


RAM usage

On: Artix Linux

Command Version USS PSS RSS
wmaker –for-real 0.95.9 10676 12750 16940


  • Lightweightness: +++
  • Simpleness: ++
  • Easiness: +++++

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