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

i3 Alternatives

The best i3 alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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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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    A dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages.

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    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

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

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

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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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    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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    The LXQt team is proud to announce the release of qtermwidget and qterminal, both in version 0. 8. 0. Read more..

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    Why will you like it? Less resource needs. You can use it on your less-pricey embedded board or salvaged computer. Component-based design. Don't want something in LXDE, or you don't want to use LXDE but only part of it?

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    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of...

i3 Reviews

External sources with reviews and comparisons of i3

Top 10 Best Desktop Environments in 2020
i3-wm is one of my most loved standalone window managers, qualifying it to easily fit under the desktop environment list! The configuration is just very easy, and you can change everything that you see on screen. This includes what information you see on the bottom panel, how windows behave, and keyboard shortcuts to move,...
13 Best Tiling Window Managers for Linux
Sway is a free, open-source, and lightweight tiling Wayland i3-compatible window manager that automatically arranges app windows to logically maximize desktop space. It arranges windows into a grid by default and supports almost all the commands included in i3.
5 Great Tiling Window Managers for Linux
I begun testing i3 just this week. I was always fascinated by the Tiling WM’s as they seem really light on system resources and functional. To my surprise , although i3 is really easy to customize, and works really well (at least for my needs) , I found that it isn’t really that lightweight. I had Mate desktop environment use...
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