Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2008 15:00 UTC, submitted by Julien Danjou
Window Managers "Awesome is a floating and tiling window manager. 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." Version 2.3-final has been released today.
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Tiling & desktop environments
by irbis on Tue 6th May 2008 16:40 UTC
irbis
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2005-07-08

It could be nice to see some tiling window manager features be implemented in bigger desktop environments (KDE, Xfce, Gnome) too and in their window managers. Maybe as extra add-on software if not integrated into their default window managers?

Anybody know about any such software projects?

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iqag Member since:
2008-05-07

You can use xmonad as the underlying window manager for Gnome or KDE. It's a keyboard-controllable tiling window manager extensible in Haskell. There are - as might be expected - some rough spots as far as interaction goes, but it seems to work pretty well. With a full DE you do lose some of the low footprint benefit that most people are looking for fit these window managers, but you gain back the benefits of app integration, especially with KDE.

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