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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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Also, Balic's finding can cause several Android device services like Windows Manager, Package Manager and Activity Manager to crash.
After you live with it for a while, you get used to it doing double duty as a task launcher and windows manager.
Actual Windows Manager is intended both for home and corporate users who would like to optimize common windows management chores with just one mouse-click.
Broad Street Windows manager Alan Griffiths said: "We had a good rapport with the Salvation Army and we used to share their car park.
It also provides fast access to Virtual keyboard, Gesture Editor, Windows Manager and Device Control Console.
By enabling more admins to provision storage, we experience dramatically quicker time-to-deliver server build times," said Lori Motzko, Windows Manager, SHPS.
Explores new features including Desktop Gadgets Gallery, Desktop Windows manager, updated Fax and DVD Maker, an updated "Devices and Printers" option, and Sticky Notes
As such, we realized that in order to reinforce our brand image we would need a true enterprise-wide category management solution to optimize space allocations," said Sophie Bezard, visual merchandising & windows manager, Oliviers & Co.
4 also offers full support of CDE (Common Desktop Environment) and the dtwm Windows Manager on all supported UNIX platforms.
It's the only product I reviewed that offers a local Windows manager for the single-window environment.
or in multiple window mode using the Microsoft Windows Manager.