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WPrefs - Man Page

Window Maker configuration tool


WPrefs [options]


WPrefs.app is the preferences "editor" for the WindowMaker window manager. It can be used to set most of the preference options of WindowMaker and define its applications menu. It also can change some settings that do not belong to WindowMaker.

Although WPrefs.app is designed to be easy to use, you should read the user guide to be fully aware of all available options and other features of WindowMaker that are not related to configuration.

Only options that have different values than what is found in the system-wide configuration file is saved.


-display host:display.screen

specify display to use.


print a help message with the list of options


print the version of Window Maker from which the program comes



general Window Maker defaults.


system wide Window Maker defaults.


Contains the name of the file to read the root menu from or the menu itself, in property list format.


This script is automatically executed when Window Maker is started.  WPrefs saves the mouse speed configuration is saved as a call for xset here.

See Also

The Window Maker User Guide

The Window Maker FAQ

wmaker(1), wdread(1), wdwrite(1)


Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <kojima@windowmaker.info>, Dan Pascu <dan@windowmaker.info> with contributions from many people around the Internet.

This manual page was written by Marcelo E. Magallon, <mmagallo@debian.org>, for the Debian Project and might be used freely by others.

Referenced By


March 2001