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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 3 1.36%
bspwm 2 0.90%
dwm 12 5.43%
Fluxbox 49 22.17%
FVWM 18 8.14%
herbstluftwm 2 0.90%
i3 25 11.31%
IceWM 20 9.05%
JWM 10 4.52%
Openbox 53 23.98%
Ratpoison 5 2.26%
Sawfish 0 0%
spectrwm 2 0.90%
StumpWM 0 0%
twm 2 0.90%
Window Maker 8 3.62%
xmonad 10 4.52%
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
jeremy
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Window Manager of the Year


If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, MATE, Unity, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

NOTE: Window Managers that are rarely used outside of their Desktop Environment counterparts have been removed this year, based on feedback. This includes: Compiz, KWin, Marco, Muffin, Mutter and xfwm4.
NOTE: Enlightenment was moved to the Desktop Environment category this year.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, MATE, Unity, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

NOTE: Window Managers that are rarely used outside of their Desktop Environment counterparts have been removed this year, based on feedback. This includes: Compiz, KWin, Marco, Muffin, Mutter and xfwm4.
NOTE: Enlightenment was moved to the Desktop Environment category this year.

--jeremy
Excellent decision!

Now we will be able to see which window managers are used as stand alone rather than what came with the desktop environment.

I use herbstluftwm. The reason being I prefer a tiler set up with my work flow nowadays.

I used fluxbox for many years and I also have a soft spot for icewm and jwm.

Good poll!
 
Old 12-30-2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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Icewm
 
Old 01-01-2016, 07:55 AM   #4
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lwm (although if I recall correctly, even the author doesn't use it anymore!)
 
Old 01-02-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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XFWM seems to be missing, could you add it?
 
Old 01-03-2016, 05:24 AM   #6
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XFWM seems to be missing, could you add it?
Did you read the first post?

NOTE: Window Managers that are rarely used outside of their Desktop Environment counterparts have been removed this year, based on feedback. This includes: Compiz, KWin, Marco, Muffin, Mutter and xfwm4.
NOTE: Enlightenment was moved to the Desktop Environment category this year.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 01:05 PM   #7
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Still OpenBox for me. I've used it since it was first forked from BlackBox. And although I've tried many other WMs and DEs (this year I tried Awesome, KDE5 and LxQt), I consider OpenBox to have the best combination of good defaults, customizability and performance.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #8
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Fluxbox.

I played with Blackbox in my early GNU/Linux use, but became a KDE user - until KDE 4. I switched my supported distro at that time and evaluated my WM/DE again. Looking for Blackbox I found Fluxbox and it won the contest. Have been using it continuously since with no good reason to look further. Light weight, does what I want and I never have to stumble over it.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:27 AM   #9
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The most flexible and lightweight WM I have ever used was FVWM. I had a very beautiful and clean setup that would make my Debian use around 42MB of RAM after boot (yes, 42MB for the whole system). You can make it to be the most minimalist or maximalist you want, there are many modules available. I didn't really like the way it arranged windows by default, though. Also, your "ultimate setup" may take years away of your life, that is why I settled with Xfce.

Last edited by teresaejunior; 01-06-2016 at 01:29 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 05:11 PM   #10
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Flux
 
Old 01-08-2016, 06:22 PM   #11
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I voted Openbox, because it's very flexible and functional, yet lightweight. However, since I use Xfce and xfwm4 works well for me, therefore I use xfwm4.
 
Old 01-11-2016, 07:53 AM   #12
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various by system - have had to change some thanks to system-d
 
Old 01-11-2016, 10:04 AM   #13
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have had to change some thanks to system-d

Don't mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it!
 
Old 01-13-2016, 02:24 PM   #14
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After spending uncounted hours tweeking fluxbox into a state of near perfection, I am past the point of being able to make a rational, unbiased judgement on the question.

Last edited by dijetlo; 01-13-2016 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Anyone who can't think of three ways to spell a word lacks imagination
 
Old 01-26-2016, 07:27 AM   #15
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I just discovered i3, it's a-w-e-s-o-m-e !

So configurable, so fast.

I actually run the i3-gaps fork with i3blocks which make it even smarter.
 
  


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