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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 5 2.73%
bspwm 0 0%
dwm 10 5.46%
Fluxbox 35 19.13%
FVWM 12 6.56%
herbstluftwm 2 1.09%
i3 23 12.57%
IceWM 13 7.10%
JWM 12 6.56%
MetaCity 10 5.46%
Openbox 44 24.04%
Ratpoison 1 0.55%
spectrwm 1 0.55%
twm 2 1.09%
Window Maker 7 3.83%
xmonad 6 3.28%
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:17 PM   #16
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JWM for it's small footprint and speed.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #17
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xmonad for its stability
 
Old 01-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #18
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OpenBox with LXDE
 
Old 01-12-2017, 02:31 AM   #19
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I like compiz with the MATE desktop - not sure what category it's in.
 
Old 01-14-2017, 01:12 PM   #20
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IceWM was the first GUI that I ever used, and I think it's worn pretty well over the years.
 
Old 01-17-2017, 08:40 PM   #21
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JWM. Lean and mean.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 06:18 PM   #22
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Window Maker. I've used quite a few of these over the years, but Window Maker seems to call to me. Hell, I just like it.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 05:42 AM   #23
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Openbox. By itself! As in OBRevenge, Bunsenlabs, Mabox, or Nellum.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 10:56 AM   #24
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still compiz for me
 
Old 02-03-2017, 01:01 PM   #25
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I've been playing with a few others recently just for fun, but I keep coming back to dwm (although you really do need to modify it, because its defaults are terrible).
 
Old 02-04-2017, 09:40 AM   #26
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i3wm is the best one I've ever used!
 
Old 02-07-2017, 04:03 AM   #27
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Openbox. This is my main window manager in all my previous systems and now in Slackware. I don't like full DE as they are too bloated. Although, I want to try someday a tiling window manager.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 05:24 AM   #28
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I don't like full DE as they are too bloated. Although, I want to try someday a tiling window manager.
I know what you mean. After starting with Mate and moving to KDE, I have settled on Enlightenment. Give it a whirl. It's somewhere between a pure WM and a DE, runs nearly as lightly as OB, and allows you to switch between stacking and tiling.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 04:17 PM   #29
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Enlightenment (...) allows you to switch between stacking and tiling.
wait what, enlightenment tiling? which version? how? can you show me?
very very interesting. i always assumed e was totally mouse-centric.
 
Old 02-08-2017, 04:12 PM   #30
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wait what, enlightenment tiling? which version? how? can you show me?
very very interesting. i always assumed e was totally mouse-centric.
I did not say it was mouse-free. That would be rat-poison.

As for tiling, however, the versions I know (E17 and later -- normally considered DEs or at least desktop "shells") all have a "mosaic" module that allows tiling. As far as I know this is also available in the still-supported WM-only E16 (https://www.enlightenment.org/download-e16).

At least with e17 and later you are given the mosaic or tiling option the first time you run E. If you do not select it then, you can go do "systems modules" later to load it.
 
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