Running exmh

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The command to start exmh looks like this:

exmh -display hostname:0 &
If your DISPLAY environment variable is set up properly, then you need not use -display, and the command is even simpler. You don't need to specify a -geometry argument, although exmh supports one. Instead, simply position and size the window using your window manager. When exmh quits, it saves the geometry information of all its top-level windows, so you can adjust their positions once and forget about them.

You can add the exmh command to your startup X environment by editing your startup file (like .xsession). You might also want to add it to the main menu of your window manager. The details about this vary from X system to X system, so ask your local X guru for help. exmh also supports the window manager session protocol, which means that session-smart window managers automatically start exmh for you.

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(This section was written by Brent Welch.)
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