A Window Manager For Terminals (?!?!)

This is one of those things that’s going to be VERY specific as to who likes it. The Xterm Window Manager (XtermWM) is a DE/WM for the console. You can have tiled and windowed terminal shells (with image support) and multiple desktops and the like.

From the homepage:

XtermWM is expected to be helpful to the following kinds of people:

Console users who want to have multiple windowed terminals, but not a full X11 desktop environment.

Data center / system administrators who want a more capable physical console at the rack / head node, but will not (or cannot) install X11/Wayland.

People who used the DOS-era “shells” like IBM DOS Shell, DESQview, WordPerfect Office, and Direct Access, and want similar features in their terminals without having to learn Emacs Lisp.

https://xtermwm.sourceforge.io/index.html

While I’m pretty committed to tmux across the board, this has definitely got me interested in the possibilities for my local servers.

Find it at: https://xtermwm.sourceforge.io/index.html

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