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window manager

(operating system)
A part of a window system which arranges windows on a screen. It is responsible for moving and resizing windows, and other such functions common to all applications.

Examples from the X Window System are twm, gwm, olwm.

window manager

Software incorporated into all popular GUIs that displays a window with accompanying menus, buttons and scroll bars. It allows the windows to be relocated, overlapped, resized, minimized and maximized. There is a window manager in all graphics-based desktop operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux. See desktop manager.
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Actual Window Manager runs on all Windows platforms since Windows 2000 (including 64-bit editions) and costs U.
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The CDE window manager (including the CDE Front Panel and workspace manager);
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