Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment, although it can run stand alone. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NeXTSTEP user interface.

Default Window Maker config

Window Maker on first run

The key features of Window Maker are:

See features section for more. In screenshots section you can see examples of how users set up their desktops.


Many distributions already have Window Maker included in their software repositories, so it could be installed directly from there. Other sources are listed below:


Report bugs at

Window Maker: Home