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h1. Usage\015\012\015\012{{>toc}}\015\012\015\012h2. General instructions\015\012\015\012There is more than one way to start [[subtle]], the probably easiest way is to add *exec subtle* to your _~/.xinitrc_ and simply start your X session. If you are using some kind of session or display management it's also possible to let [[subtle]] replace your current window manager if capable. In this case start [[subtle]] like this in your X session:\015\012\015\012bq. subtle --replace\015\012\015\012h2. First steps in subtle\015\012\015\012_The next few lines are written for the default config, so if you have changed the default bindings use the appropriate of your config._\015\012\015\012Once inside of [[subtle]] you see the top panel with the names of the views on the left side and a blank root window. Now press *W-Return* (windows key + return key) to launch a first @xterm@, it will obscure the whole screen since this is the default for untagged windows and appears on the view *terms*. This can be changed with the *:gravity* option in the config. Next to the views If you start another @xterm@ it will overlap the first which is intended - remember [[subtle]] is a manual tiling window manager after all. With *W-l* (windows key + l key) you can cycle through both windows.\015\012\015\012Now it's time for [[Gravity|gravities]]: In case you haven't read aboit it yet, [[Gravity|gravities]] are slots inside of a custom grid. Per default the grid positions are mapped to the numbers of the numpad (or keypad in xorg notation). Whereas 7 is the upper left border, 9 the upper right border and so on. If you press *W-KP_7* (windows key + keypad 7 key) on one of our xterms it will move into the upper left border and still overap the other xterm window. The mouse always follows moved windows in this way.\015\012\015\012To select our other xterm, just press *W-Left* (windows key + left cursor key) and focus jumps to this window. We can move it like the previous with e.g. *W-KP_9* (windows key + keypad 9 key) to the upper right border. This will leave the lower half of the screen unused which is again intended. All the window movement would be troublesome to do every time for all apps daily in use, this is where [[tagging]] jumps in.\015\012\015\012Finally changing the current view can be done with *W-2* (windows key + 2 key) to the view *www* or *W-3* (windows key + 3 key) to the *dev* view and so on.\015\012\015\012h2. Window modes\015\012\015\012Windows can have three different modes within [[subtle]]:\015\012\015\012|_. Mode  |_. Description                     |_. Keys                              |\015\012| *float* | Window floats above tiled windows | *W-f* (windows key + f key)         |\015\012| *full*  | Window is in fullscreen mode      | *W-space* (windows key + space key) |\015\012| *stick* | Window is visible on every view   | *W-s* (windows key + s key)         |\015\012\015\012These modes can also be set via [[tagging|tags]].\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012