Tiling Window Managers


This article is about my thoughts on the tiling window managers, this type of software is available on nearly all of the GNU/Linux distributions. They tile so that there are mutually non-overlapping frames, as opposed to the more popular approach of coordinate-based stacking of overlapping objects (windows) that tries to fully emulate the desktop metaphor and therefore maximises the use of the desktop.


I really enjoy using them because they can make you more productive with your time and also don’t have additional programs included like desktop enivronments. They also use less RAM because there are no additional applications running in the background. There are many tiling window managers available for GNU/Linux distributions, however for individuals that have not used one before. They can really be confusing because of the keybindings and confuration files. There are many tiling window managers available, however some need individuals to be experienced in the programming language that the window manager is wrote in to configure.

  • Wikipedia “Tiling Window Manager” - Link


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