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How can I use this $*@!%#" window manager: a basic session.
- At startup CLFSWM shows two frames. The root-frame (the root of the root) and a default frame. The default frame is selected. All new application windows will go in the selected frame.
- You can then switch to the second mode with the key 'control+>' or 'alt+t'. To return to the main mode just hit the 'enter' or 'escape' key.
- In each mode, 'Alt+F1' gives you some help on CLFSWM.
- In the second mode you have access to the menu with the 'm' key. You can do a lot of actions from this menu.
- In each mode you can interact with CLFSWM with the keyboard or the mouse. Press 'Alt+F1' and the 'b' key to see the binding for the current mode. You can also follow the informations on this page.
- To start a new application you can use a shell ('control+>' and 'c') or use the build-in shell interpreter with 'control+>' and '!'.
- To add some frames you can draw them on the root window with the mouse or use the adding menu ('control+>' 'm' 'f' 'a').
- You can also press 'control+>' and 'o' to start the next window in a new frame (I very often use this key combo!).
- Once you have some windows, you can navigate through the applications of the same frame with the 'Alt+TAB' key.
- You can navigate through the sisters of the current frame with the 'Alt+left/right' keys. This is like navigating through differents workspaces in a more conventional window manager.
- You can select a frame inside or outside the current frame with the 'Alt+up/down' keys.
- You can enter in a child and maximize it with the 'Alt+Enter' key. You can then leave it and maximize its parent with the 'Alt+Shift+Enter' key.
- To move a child (frame or window) from one frame to another, select it with the keyboard or the mouse. Then cut or copy it with the keys 'control+x'/ 'control+c' in the second mode. Select the destination frame with the keyboard or the mouse and paste the child with the 'control+v' key.
And Press 'Alt+F1' when you are lost.