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View Poll Results: Do you use a Tiling X Window Manager? Which?
awesome 1 10.00%
dwm 1 10.00%
ion 1 10.00%
larswm 0 0%
ratpoison 0 0%
stumpwm 0 0%
wmii 0 0%
xmonad 1 10.00%
other 1 10.00%
I don't use a tiling window manager KTHXBYE 5 50.00%
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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Tiling X Window Managers


I've been trying to come up with a proper introduction for this thread [something related to current Desktop Environments and their adoption/promotion by various Linux Distributions] but I just can't seem to find the right words; so I'll get to the point:

Do you use a Tiling X Window Manager? Why (not)?
Which do you like best? Which do you like least? Why?
What are the advantages as far as you're concerned? And the disadvantages?

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I, for one, use DWM on my laptop. It's small, it's fast and it's written in a language I am familiar with so customisation is a non-issue. I'm currently pondering about going beyond the C header file used for configuration [i.e. start editing the main C file]. The only thing holding me back for now is my uncertainty of having the time/will to manage a personal custom mod [even though I would be the only one using it].

Being a recent convert I can't say I have any "least favorites". However, (re-)reading on various conflicts between various devs of various distributions and the author of ION made sure that's a WM I would -not- like to use.

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I'm sorry for omitting any Tiling WM from the poll options; I can't claim to know them all (or even most of them).
 
Old 05-25-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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I've been using ratpoison a little on-and-off. Right now I'm using openbox on my debian box and compiz on my ubuntu box (with metacity replacing it when I play games).

I liked rp because it made me feel uberleet. It probably has a small memory footprint too. Most of the time, I have two windows open: screen and firefox; rp handles this beautifully. However, moving windows around is not very efficient with rp, compared to a non-tiling window manager. Also, I like the bling of compiz
 
Old 06-18-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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I use ion3 and I really like it. I use along with ROX-filer. Drag and Drop is so much easier when all of your window are in view
 
  


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