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In Unix computing, Kwin is a window manager for the X Window System. It is an integral part of the K Desktop Environment (KDE), although it can be used on its own or with other desktop environments. It has been suggested that List of Unixes be merged into this article or section. ... On Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and ME you can enter the Windows device manager by clicking Start, Settings, Control Panel, System icon, and clicking on the Device Manager tab. ... In computing, the X Window System (commonly X11 or X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays. ... KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltechs Qt toolkit. ... In graphical computing, a desktop environment (DE) offers a complete graphical user interface (GUI) solution to operate a computer. ...


History of Kwin

Name Version First KDE
Version
Importance
kwm 1 1.0
Kwin 2 2 2.0 extended support for themes and window effects
Kwin 3 3 3.2 improved support for the extended ICCCM standards from freedesktop.org

In computing, the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (almost universally referred to by its initials, ICCCM) is a standard for X Window System clients to interoperate on a single server. ... freedesktop. ...

Look and feel

There are myriad window decorations for Kwin, including the default Keramik, Microsoft Windows-like Redmond, and Plastik. IceWM themes can also be used with it. Compared to GNOME's Metacity Kwin is extremely configurable. In computing, skins and themes are custom graphical appearances (GUIs) that can be applied to certain software and websites in order to suit the different tastes of different users. ... Microsoft Windows is a range of operating environments and operating systems for personal computers and servers. ... In Unix computing, IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System graphical infrastructure. ... This article is about the mythical creatures. ... Metacity is the default window manager for the GNOME desktop environment. ...


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KWin is a brand new window manager being developed for KDE2.0 and replaces the KWM manager currently supplied with KDE.
KWin allows plugins to take care of all this, so by itself it can remain a very small and optimized window manager while still allowing for the user to select all the features he/she wants.
KWin can then load the features the user wants dynamically, while features the user never will use can remain on disk or even be deleted completely.
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KWin, KDE's window manager, has been around since KDE 2.0 (replacing KWM in KDE 1.x) and has grown to be a mature and stable window manager over the years.
KWin has implemented effects in a way that allows a number of different rendering methods to be used, depending on your specific combination of hardware and drivers.
KWin promises to ensure that KDE get the graphical boost it needs to keep the eye-candy folks happy, while providing new and usable features for the desktop environment that would not have otherwise been possible.
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