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A dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages.

awesome Alternatives

The best awesome alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    A dynamic tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C.

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    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.

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    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell.

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    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

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    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

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    Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python.

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    Fluxbox is a window manager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code.

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    icewm home page . Bug Tracking. If you have a patch, a bug report or a feature request to submit, please do so at the icewm project page at SourceForge.

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    Sway is a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager, but for Wayland instead of X11.

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    Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

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    Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window...

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    i3-gaps is a fork of i3wm, a tiling window manager for X11.

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    spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11.

awesome Reviews

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13 Best Tiling Window Managers for Linux
awesome is a free and open-source next-generation tiling manager for X built to be fast and extensible and it is primarily aimed at developers, power users, and anyone who would like to control their graphical environment.
5 Great Tiling Window Managers for Linux
Awesome has a unique take on the concept of a tiling window manager. It is probably the most user-friendly on the list. Much like i3, it claims to have well-documented code to make it very easy to dig right into for modifications. It adheres to FreeDesktop standards (Desktop notifications system, system tray, etc.) and has...
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