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 ====== Introduction ====== ====== Introduction ======
-The Xfce 4 Window Manager is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment. The actual command to run it is ''​xfwm4''​. To run it in the background use ''​xfwm4 --daemon''​. The window manager is responsible for the placement of windows on the screen, provides the window decorations and allows you to move, resize or close them.+The Xfce 4 Window Manager is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment. The actual command to run it is ''​xfwm4''​. To run it in the background use ''​xfwm4 --daemon''​. The window manager is responsible for the placement of windows on the screen, provides the window decorations and allows you to move, resize or close windows.
  
-//xfwm4// adheres strongly to the standards defined on [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]]. Consequently,​ special features such as making windows borderless or providing an icon for the application must now be implemented in the applicationyou can no longer use the window manager to force different behavior. One of the great features of xfwm4 is its themeability. The window decorations (borders, title bar and window buttons) can be configured by using window manager themes.+//xfwm4// adheres strongly to the standards defined on [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]]. Consequently,​ special features such as making windows borderless or providing an icon for the application must now be implemented in the application---you can no longer use the window manager to force different behavior. One of the great features of xfwm4 is its themeability. The window decorations (borders, title bar and window buttons) can be configured by using window manager themes.
  
-xfwm4 offers multihead support for both xinerama and real multiscreen modesuseful when you have more than one monitor connected to your computer.+xfwm4 offers multihead support for both xinerama and real multiscreen modes (useful when you have more than one monitor connected to your computer).
  
 //xfwm4// can be run stand-alone,​ but if you use it this way, you will need the Xfce [[..:​xfce4-settings:​|Settings Manager]] if you want GUI settings management. Tasks other than managing windows, like setting a background image or launching programs, need to be performed by other programs. //xfwm4// can be run stand-alone,​ but if you use it this way, you will need the Xfce [[..:​xfce4-settings:​|Settings Manager]] if you want GUI settings management. Tasks other than managing windows, like setting a background image or launching programs, need to be performed by other programs.