Mixed Theme Package
for FVWM


The Mixed Theme Package is a package of themes for the FVWM window manager. Currently the package contains two three four nine fifteen themes.


1920x1200, 1280x1024

Air1 theme:

Air1 theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Air2 theme:

Air2 theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Blues stripes theme:

Blue stripes theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Cable theme:

Cable theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Elegant stripes theme:

Elegant stripes theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Green stripes theme:

Green stripes theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Grey stripes theme:

Grey stripes theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Pink theme:

Pink theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Waiting room theme:

Waiting room theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024

Wheat theme:

Wheat theme 1920x1200, 1280x1024


Blue theme:

Blue theme 1280x1024

Deer theme:

Deer theme 1280x1024

Green theme:

Green theme 1280x1024

Meadow theme:

Meadow theme 1280x1024

Orange theme:

Orange theme 1280x1024






Everything has been tested with FVWM 2.6.5, 2.5.30, 2.5.28 and 2.5.26. But it should also work with any newer version.


Xterm is used as the default terminal emulator. The shell scripts are written with Bash in mind.


The Bitstream Vera font family is used as the default font. This font family is part of most GNU/Linux distributions and other UNIX-like systems. The corresponding package under Debian and Ubuntu is called ttf-bitstream-vera.


ImageMagick is used for converting the wallpapers to PNG and for thumbnailing iconified windows.


For drop shadows you will need to install a composite manager. Supported are compton and xcompmgr. If both of them are installed, then compton will be used. See BUILD.compton or BUILD.xcompmgr for build instructions.

screen locking

Screen locking is provided by xautolock and slock.


And finally, a nice looking cursor theme for X is the DMZ cursor theme.

name package
xterm Debian Ubuntu
Bash Debian Ubuntu
Bitstream Vera Debian Ubuntu
ImageMagick Debian Ubuntu
compton BUILD.compton
xcompmgr Debian Ubuntu
xautolock Debian Ubuntu
slock Debian Ubuntu
DMZ cursor theme Debian Ubuntu


The installation process is described in the INSTALL file. And information about how to configure and customize the package to your own needs can be found in the file CUSTOMIZE.

There is also a patch which reduces the height of all menu separator lines to one pixel. The BUILD.fvwm file describes how to apply this patch to the source code of FVWM and how to compile the result.

license and credits

The whole package can't be released under a single license. The problem here is that each wallpaper was released under different terms. And some of them aren't compatible with each other, so a single license can't fit them all. To fix this issue, each theme is now released under the license of the used wallpaper.

Please see the LICENSE file and the following table for full details. It should be OK to bundle and distribute everything together in a single tarball. But don't forget: IANAL.

Note: The wallpapers of the green stripes and the grey stripes theme are not included into the package. They are for personal use only and must be downloaded separately from the wallpaper section of Louie Mantia's website. See the INSTALL file for instructions.

theme author license
Air1 Nuno Pinheiro LGPLv3
Air2 pr09studio CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Blue Roger So BSD-like
Blue stripes Jakub Steiner GPLv2
Cable baboon CC BY-NC 2.0
Deer baboon CC BY-NC 2.0
Elegant stripes pr09studio GPLv3
Green Clemens Fuchslocher CC BY-SA 2.0
Green stripes Louie Mantia Terms of Use
Grey stripes Louie Mantia Terms of Use
Meadow Timothy Schellhase GPLv2
Orange LordZoltan Wormbaby.com
Pink baboon CC BY-NC 2.0
Waiting room baboon CC BY-NC 2.0
Wheat Kenneth Wimer LGPLv3


2013-01-02 Mixed Theme Package v0.8
  • Added missed tmp directory.
2012-12-27 Mixed Theme Package v0.7
  • Added compton support.
  • Added screen locking support.
  • Updated key bindings.
  • Configuration clean up.
2011-12-29 Mixed Theme Package v0.6
2008-12-27 Mixed Theme Package v0.5
  • Added some suggestions from Thomas Adam.
2008-04-15 Mixed Theme Package v0.4
2007-09-15 Mixed Theme Package v0.3
2006-06-24 Mixed Theme Package v0.2
  • Added green theme.
  • Added clock script.
  • Removed icon box.
2005-03-30 Mixed Theme Package v0.1
  • First public release.

© 2005-03-30 Clemens Fuchslocher
(Last modified 2013-01-02)