rio is Plan 9’s native windowing system. Probably better referred to as a “rectangle multiplexer.”

I use a script called r to set up the environment and launch rio. Other scripts open windows and programs at pre-determined locations around the screen, based on the automatically detected screen resolution. I don’t really use the rest of these anymore. Read and modify as needed.

Note: Sigrid has modified rio for theming. This is not (yet?) in the 9front tree.

Man pages: rio(1), rio(4)

Scripts: r, riostart, header, spread, verso, recto, m, mo, tobit