Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 22:58 UTC, submitted by Julien Danjou
Window Managers Awesome 2.2 has been released. "Awesome is a floating and tiling window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting. It's extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome. Windows can be managed in several layouts: tiled, maximized, dwindle, spiral, floating... Each layout can be applied on the fly, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed. Managing windows in tiled mode assures that no space will be wasted on your screen. No gaps, no overlap. Other layouts can be used for different purpose. If you do not want to use the tiling management, you can use the floating layout wich will let you organize your windows as you wish, like any other window manager."
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Nice
by Netfun81 on Tue 25th Mar 2008 01:23 UTC
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2008-03-25

I like it. It is very configurable via the .awesomerc file. It has a nice taskbar, virtual desks (tags), and easy to set up applications to launch via hot key or mouse click. And if someone doesnt like the tiling modes its easy to turn off by the icon on the taskbar to select floating windows. To fully appreciate it you have to learn the hotkeys and spend some time editing the awesomerc to your liking. I have it set to launch firefox with button1, xterm with button2, and rox or pcmanfm with button3. You can choose what the mouse buttons do on the client windows also. I have it close the windows with button2, move with button1, and resize with button3.

Edited 2008-03-25 01:29 UTC

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