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jeremy 12-17-2012 06:40 PM

Window Manager of the Year
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.


sycamorex 12-18-2012 03:15 AM

As they say, i3... what else is there? LOL

acampbell 12-18-2012 03:41 AM

Actually, my choice is spectrwm, but icewm is my preference from the available list.

padeen 12-18-2012 04:09 AM

I'm with acampbell, I use spectrwm. Light, small, easy config, restart in-place, tiling and floating windows. Spectrwm plus tmux satisfies all my needs, including the half-a-dozen remote sessions I have going at any one time.

PhoenixAndThor 12-18-2012 05:08 AM

I voted for DWM, but I am starting to use spectrwm a lot more since volume keys on my laptop and three different keyboards now seem to work whenever they feel like it. All of the volume keys work with just about every other window manager I've tried, so DWM is most likely the cause of my problem. I just wish there was a patch for spectrwm to implement a system tray.

tallship 12-18-2012 05:21 AM

Can we add Twin to the list?

Whether I'm running in a console, or in KDE or Xfce, I typically dedicate one desktop in my pager to Twin and have severa twterms running where I ssh into remote boxes where I have Tmux sessions running.

Twin plays nice whether it is running in your desktop manager or all by itself in the console. Think of it kinda like a hypervisor for Tmux or screen, if you will ;)

It's da bomb!

To install and run, you simply do a:

# sbopkg -i twin
# ^d
$ twstart

And you're ready to roll!

Or read the detailed article HERE

Enjoy :)


anticapitalista 12-18-2012 06:51 AM

Where's wmii? I used to use fluxbox, but wmii has won me over.

metalaarif 12-18-2012 08:38 AM


rokytnji 12-18-2012 08:39 AM


verndog 12-18-2012 09:15 AM

I'm muttering with gnomepanel.

jeremy 12-18-2012 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by acampbell (Post 4851586)
Actually, my choice is spectrwm, but icewm is my preference from the available list.

spectrwm has been added.


Siljrath 12-18-2012 11:12 AM

can i get clfswm added to vote for?

respect to i3 for it's elegance, ease, effectiveness, development speed and trajectory, and opening a whole new world of tiling window management to those who feared tiling, thinking it was all ratpoison.

and of course, much respect to xmonad, the king of window managers, imo. i've since gone back to it, and addapted it to make use of some of the features i found in clfswm and i3. it's that awesome.

... but still, i want to vote for clfswm, give it what little reccognition i can.

and i know a few people who will want to vote for herbsluftwm too. (yet to try it myself, but it's all the rage in some circles)


eirhnh 12-19-2012 08:27 AM


Poprocks 12-19-2012 02:40 PM

IceWM is my personal favourite of all time, and it just keeps gradually improving, so I voted for it.

Honestly, e17 is probably going to end up being a better choice for WM of the year but I haven't tried it enough to have an opinion on it.

bernardofpc 12-20-2012 05:24 AM

No other crazy people using Blackbox here? :D

I admit that I should have migrated to flux some time ago, but it just seems not necessary...

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