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4Dwm - The IRIS Extended Motif Window Manager was the default X11 window manager used by Silicon Graphics for its IRIX-based graphical workstations from IRIX 4.0 through IRIX 6.5.30. Based on mwm, 4Dwm provides window management functionality, desks and some session management functionality. It provides functions that facilitate control of elements of window states such as placement, size, icon/normal display, and input-focus ownership. Based on Motif.


  • A stacking window manager
  • Uses the motif widget library
  • Applications can be launched via a menu panel
  • Window decorations include borders and a titlebar
  • The titlebar provides a meta button and facilities to minimize and maximize windows
  • Support for themes

dot 4Dwmrc file

Configuration files for 4Dwm - The IRIS Extended Motif Window Manager:

   $HOME/.desktop-<hostname>/0.0/4DWm or $HOME/.Sgiresources

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