The Window Manager Report - Notes: dvtm 0.4.1 (20080816)
Disclaimer: these notes are guaranteed to be incomplete, and they are probably also wrong. Use them at your own risk.
- This is a TEXT-based WM, it works on the console or in an X-Terminal
- It brings the behaviour of a tiling WM to text-based consoles
- The default "Mod key" as they call it is Ctrl-g - I don't think this is the proper use of the term to have it be a combo ...
- This gives us a emacs- and screen-like behaviour, with similar key-combos
- Ctrl-g-c starts a new terminal (similar to screen's Ctrl-a-c)
- You can reconfigure the Mod key at the command line when you start dvtm (I haven't tried this)
- default behaviour is to split the existing space, then stack further terms on the right side, but you can cycle through the layouts with Mod-Space (Ctrl-g-Space)
- Oddly, dvtm uses vi-like bindings to switch terminals - Mod-j and Mod-k.
- I've had problems previously I think with an older version of dvtm with terminal colour and movement codes (from my Bashprompt HOWTO), but this version seems to have full support