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13 Best Tiling Window Managers for Linux

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  1. A dynamic tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C.

    Ideal Monitor Rotation for Programmers about 3 days ago:

    i3* does that. You specify a set of workspaces and their screens. Personally I go a step further and set programs to specific workspaces as well. This works really nice with a docked/undocked setup. When the additional monitors are disconnected, all workspaces move to the main(laptop) display. eg, I have workspaces 1,2,5,9 on monitor 1 and screens 3,4,6,7,8,10 on monitor 2. When undocked all 10 workspaces move to...
  2. A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

    Looking for more CLI and less GUI based Distro about 5 days ago:

    Try i3 or sway or bspwm, you can install them and switch to them from your session manager, you don't have to uninstall anything, and you can come back to regular Ubuntu anytime ;).
  3. herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    Looking for a FancyZones-like tiling manager for Linux about 3 months ago

    Herbstluftwm (https://herbstluftwm.org/) has two ways to achieve what you want. And it plays nice with XFCE (and probably KDE) so you don't have to give up a traditional DE to use it.
  4. A dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages.

  5. A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3.

    Embrace fall with Dracula Theme about 30 days ago:

    The terminal you see in the screenshot is tilix with Dracula theme for tilix. The installation process is slightly easier than for gnome terminal. However, I have also installed the gnome terminal theme you linked. I did not encounter any issues while following the instructions. Did you receive any errors during the installation? Have you checked your preference and chosen the right color theme under Profiles ->...
  6. xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell.

    Any window manager guides? about 30 days ago

    I would also suggest i3 like the others for most people but if you do have some programming experience then you could also take a look at qtile that is written and configured in Python or xmonad written and configured in Haskell.
  7. Sway is a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager, but for Wayland instead of X11.

    Looking for more CLI and less GUI based Distro about 5 days ago:

    Try i3 or sway or bspwm, you can install them and switch to them from your session manager, you don't have to uninstall anything, and you can come back to regular Ubuntu anytime ;).
  8. tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a...

    UPDATE: got the raspberry pi to work with the wide boi about 27 days ago

    Personally, I really like the super wide screen with tmux for coding.
  9. spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11.

    How can I undo mod+v? about 5 days ago

    I'm a recent convert to i3/sway, after a solid decade using spectrwm (which has not been ported to Wayland, I'm afraid).
  10. Also known as Joe's Window Manager. Created in 2003, one of the default window manager for Puppy Linux, and actively updated by Joe, its creator.

    Windows or debian for a potato laptop about 3 months ago

    Absolutely yes - I had a very, really old toshiba satellite A50 from 2006 or so, I just can't remember the year, maybe older, but it is really old (it still is somewhere around here, although I've never used it anymore) running debian 32 bits with jwm (I prefer this over openbox or other minimalist DE - this is something where you should take some time trying, to see which it's best for you and for that machine).
  11. Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python.

    I resurrected an abandoned tiling window manager about 9 months ago

    You could use this on top of Qtile, which is written in python.
  12. Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window...

    It do be like that tho about 2 months ago

    Or, the alternative is, use a completely command line operating system. No mouse required, ever. Easy peasy! Or, you could just use ratpoison.
  13. dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

    What window manager / desktop environment is this ? about 6 days ago

    Check related projects, maybe you'll find something.