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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.

dwm Alternatives

The best dwm alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.

  1. 101

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

    Open Source

  2. 91

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

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  4. 70

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

  5. 74

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

  6. 87

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

    Open Source

  7. 67

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

  8. 61

    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.

  9. 47

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

    Open Source

  10. 44

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

    Open Source

  11. 28

    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.

  12. 32

    spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11.

  13. 28

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

  14. 24

    herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    Open Source

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