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commit 8c71759f7eedb13e56c66222d9ec4cf3d0cdc017
parent 7a7c8b8727a7b022515748ec8d7e2c43322f30e0
Author: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date:   Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:10:37 +0200

Adding some floating instructions.
Diffstat: | 18++++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -33,8 +33,22 @@ dwm has two further layout modes, **floating** `><>` `[Alt]+[f]` and maximized and focused. This is useful in web kiosk environments and watching flash videos. Further layout modes can be included through [patches]( -Floating layout will be familiar to Windows users. Use `[Alt]+[mouse button]` to -move or resize a window. +Floating layout will be familiar to Windows users. Use `[Alt]+[right mouse +button]` to resize the floating window and `[Alt]+[left mouse button]` to move +it around. + +There are several ways to get specific windows into being managed as a +floating window, despite the tiled layout being activated. First there is +`[Alt]+[Shift]+[space]`, which will toggle floating mode on the active window. +Then there is the possible to simply resize the window using `[Alt]+[right +mouse button]`. The last method is to `[Alt]+[middle mouse button]` onto the +window, to toggle it in being floating. These floating windows then can be +used to force certain window sizes, when some application requires this for +aesthetics or simply to being usable. + +If you want to set some type of window to be always floating, look at the +[config.def.h]( and the +`rules` array, where the last but one element defines this behaviour. To quit dwm cleanly: