A tiling window manager is a window manager which organizes windows into non-overlapping frames.

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Setting image for i3-lock: “Could not load image x: out of memory”

I use this command for locking screen: i3lock -i /home/freyja/pics/owl.jpg The screen is locked, but there is no picture (only white background). When called from console the command says: Could ...
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any way to get rotation cube on xmonad/i3

I really like xmonad and I used to it on my arch station. But recently I remembered no clue why out of fashion rotating cube animation effect, that was available with compiz (or kwin, but I don't like ...
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Tiling window manager that keeps the titlebar?

I'm very interested in tiling window managers but none seem to conform to my idea of how it should work. I have a mouse and I'm not afraid to use it! Most tiling window managers seem to focus on ...
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Tilling window manager written in Python

Is there any tiling manager like XMonad but written with Python? I think Haskell was too hard for me. But I know python a little.
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Floating panel over fullscreen windows in tile WM

I want to create kiosk using GNU/Linux. I need to show GUI one application full screen. I've found that ratpoison suits my needs. But I also want to allow user to see and change keyboard layout and ...
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Dwm - pertag patch - save state between restarts

I'm using Pertag patch As a Gentoo user I apply dwm patches using Portage. Basically there's a directory where user can put a patch for sourcecode and Portage will apply it during the compilation ...
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More tiling with KDE

I fear that I go into conflicting requirements here, but I still want to ask. I have been using KDE for a while now and I do like its software (Konsole, Okular, Dolphin). I like KWin with its features ...
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Change Tiling size in Gnome 3

Is it possible to change the tiling size of windows (by moving them to the right or left edge of the monitor) in gnome 3? Usually the left and the right window are each 50% wide but I'd like to make ...
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Does a terminal multiplexer have any benefit when used with a tiling window manager?

Both terminal multiplexers (screen, tmux) and keyboard-driven tiling window managers (ratpoison, dwm, xmonad) provide similar functionality. Is there any benefit in using both at the same time? What ...
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Subtle WM without a numpad

I just started using subtle WM on a netbook, and there are keybindings that need a numpad. I'm still not familiar with the terminology, but I think it's for the gravities. Is there a way to configure ...
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Windows 8 style window manager for Linux

Are there any windows managers out there for Linux that offers the "metro" style window management that Windows 8 offers? Actually it's not just Windows 8 that offers the style I'm looking for. iOS, ...
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ratpoison keyboard shortcut conflicts

I recently installed ratpoison as my first real foray into tiling window managers. The first problem I ran into is that the Ctrl-t keybinding used for ratpoison commands conflicts with those of other ...
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Are there any Linux Distro that features a Tiling Window Manager as main WM?

I'm a great fan of Tiling Window Managers, but It's odd that I couldn't find any Linux Distro that features one as main WM. For example, Crunchbang features OpenBox, Bodhi features E17, so... wich ...
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Easily switching over to a dynamic window manager from KDE

I've been using KDE on Opensuse for some time now and I feel like improving performance and using the most of my dual screens. I discovered tiling window managers and thought it would be a cool thing ...
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Compiz - making sure windows do not overlap

I'm using compiz and the grid plugin with 2 24" widescreen monitors to work emulating a tiling wm workflow. I have a dark wallpaper and use lilyterm for transparency. Most of my work is entirely ...
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Theme config files for programs of common GUI toolkits

As a follow up to my previous question, I learned that theming in windows (when using a tiling window manager) could be achieved by modifying config files for the different GUI toolkits, for instance ...
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Theming in tiling window managers?

I am trying out tiling window managers like scrotWM, and have noticed that GUI programs start with a "theme" (or lack, thereof) that looks like the bland Redmond theme. Is there a way to specify the ...
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What is the difference between the various tiling modes in KWin, and how do I use them?

There are 3 tiling modes in KDE: spiral, columns and floating. What does each do and how do make them work for me? For example, spiral seems to cut my screen in half then the next half another way. Is ...
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Fullscreen game messes with my xrandr dual-monitor setup

I have Gentoo Linux, the Awesome window manager and an open-source ATI driver. Here's my xorg.conf: Section "Files" #ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules" FontPath ...
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Need advice in choosing a tiling WM

I've used GNOME's default window manager for some years, but now I want to try a tiling window manager. I want it to satisfy these two criteria: WM must be lightweight WM should not be complicated ...
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Tiling windows in GNOME

How can I get tiling windows in GNOME?