is an inferno window manager, providing the control mechanism for
the user to manage to order and position of a dynamic collection
of application windows.
When started, it runs
does not provide any means for starting new applications;
that facility must be provided by an auxilliary program,
being one such example.
provides a control interface to programs running inside it
adt that can be obtained from the
that it passes to applications that it starts
Control messages it understands include:
Start input on
(window manager control events, see below).
Simulate a key event.
is the decimal value of the character that has been
pressed. The character will be sent exactly as if it
had been typed on the keyboard. This facility
is used by
!reshape tag reqid minx miny maxx maxy [how]
Reshape or create the window named
give the desired bounding rectangle of the
is not given, or is
will attempt to satisfy the request exactly.
how to determine the rectangle of the resulting image;
it can be one of
(choose some appropriate position and size on screen),
(modify the requested rectangle only so as to bring
it on screen), or
(request the maximum available rectangle).
Delete the window named by tag.
Raise all windows for the current context above the others.
Send all windows for the current context to the bottom.
!move tag reqid startx starty
give the location of the pointer when the drag was initiated.
!size tag reqid
Interactively resize window tag.
By default, if a window changes position but not size,
changes the origin of the window without creating a new image.
always to create a new image in that case.
If the decimal integer
is non-zero, request the keyboard focus,
otherwise lose the keyboard focus.
generates control messages to inform applications of
things that have happened. These include:
rect minx miny maxx maxy
The screen rectangle has changed.
gives the new bounding box of the screen.
Informs an application of its current keyboard focus state.
This message is generated in response to pointer events,
and due to
The window manager is closing down.
The first application that starts under
is given the privilege of being able to control
other applications running under the same
If it sends a
message, then it will also see any control requests
sent by applications that
itself does not understand and information about applications
starting and leaving.
accepts several other control messages from its
ctl id msg
Relinquish controller status.
The next application that starts will get control status.
This is used, for instance, to segue smoothly between
If the controlling application has started control messages,
sends it the following messages:
A new client has connected, identified by
request id msg
sent the request
to the window manager, which it did not understand.
This facility is used, for instance, by
to implement the