twm - Tab window manager

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: twm
Package version: 1.0.9
Package release: 1ubuntu1
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 243 B
Download size: 99.33 KB
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twm is a window manager for the X Window System. It provides title bars, shaped windows, several forms of icon management, user-defined macro functions, click-to-type and pointer-driven keyboard focus, and user-specified key and pointer button bindings.



  • x-window-manager


    Source package: twm

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install twm deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install twm


    • /etc/X11/twm/system.twmrc-menu
    • /etc/menu-methods/twm
    • /usr/bin/twm
    • /usr/lib/X11/twm
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/examples/jim.twmrc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/examples/keith.twmrc
    • /usr/share/doc/twm/examples/lemke.twmrc.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/twm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/twm
    • /usr/share/xsessions/twm.desktop


    2016-01-07 - Matthias Klose <> twm (1:1.0.9-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium * Merge with Debian; remaining changes:

    2015-05-03 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Let uscan verify tarball signatures. * New upstream release.

    2014-08-08 - Matthias Klose <> twm (1:1.0.8-1ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium * Merge with Debian; remaining changes:

    2014-07-13 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. * Fix Vcs-Browser control field (closes: #736408). Thanks, Mateusz Łukasik! * Rewrite debian/rules using dh, bump compat to 9, drop xsfbs. * Update 01_debian_system_twmrc.diff. * Disable silent build rules.

    2013-12-21 - Matthias Klose <> twm (1:1.0.6-1ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium * Suggest menu instead of depending on it to keep menu in universe.

    2011-02-09 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * Kill obsolete svn $Id$ tags from packaging. * postinst: drop obsolete cleanup for /usr/bin/X11/twm x-window-manager alternative. * Remove myself from Uploaders. * Rename the build directory to not include DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE for no good reason. Thanks, Colin Watson! * New upstream release. * Update debian/copyright from COPYING. * Various debian/rules updates: - use $(filter) instead of $(findstring) to parse DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS - enable parallel builds - fix rules dependencies - drop useless --enable-man-pages=3 configure flag * Add build-arch and (empty) build-indep targets. * Drop Pre-Depends on x11-common. * Remove David Nusinow and Brice Goglin from Uploaders. Thanks for your work! * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. * Run autoreconf at build time. Delete generated files on clean. Build-depend on xutils-dev and automake. * Refresh 01_debian_system_twmrc.diff. * Don't call dh_makeshlibs [lintian].

    2008-06-14 - Brice Goglin <> twm (1:1.0.4-2) unstable; urgency=low * Update patches to not require -p0 and pull newest xsfbs, closes: #485267. * Add myself to Uploaders.

    2008-03-08 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Fixup patch 01_debian_system_twmrc.diff * Remove -1 debian revisions from build-deps to please lintian. * Add Vcs-* control fields.

    2008-01-12 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low [ Julien Cristau ] * debian/ add a "supported" entry for the wm menu, to make it possible to switch to another window manager from twm, closes: #409111. * Menu transition: "WindowManagers" renamed to "Window Managers". * Add myself to Uploaders. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3. [ Brice Goglin ] * Add a /usr/share/xsessions/twm.desktop (stolen from kdm's private database) so that twm appears in the list of possible sessions in all *dm that support it, thanks Christopher Martin, closes: #335071.

    2007-06-08 - Julien Cristau <> twm (1:1.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low * Generate the maintainer scripts properly (so the x-window-manager alternative is installed), and remove old transition code from the XFree86 4.x days.