Questions tagged [tiling-wm]

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

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System tray for Tiling window manager ( dwm )

I am a noob at the tiling window manager installed dwm and it isn't shipped with the system tray. How can I install those (battery, volume, network manager, etc.) and put it into the dwm bar or any ...
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Select an action with a key

I would like to have something like a dmenu. But I don't want to type and then press return to select an action but just select the action with a single key press. It should be a simple application ...
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Is there a Desktop that allows for certain workspaces to be tiling?

I am interested in trying out a tiling window manager, but I also like a conventional desktop. Are there any desktop environments where you can specify a certain work space to using tiling windows, ...
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Unable to change the configuration of my new Regolith Linux installation

I am a new user of Regolith Linux. I'm just using the Desktop version with a Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the instructions on the website to customize my desktop by creating a new configuration file from ...
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How to hide the titlebar for qemu-system

I am running QEMU via a shell script. I am not using a desktop environment, just a tiling window manager. Every time I launch a virtual machine, I need to press Ctrl+Alt+M to hide the titlebar. ...
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Are there any distros that come with a prebuild DWM or EXWM install?

And if yes, how good* are they? I like to use Tiling Window Managers but I do not like to configure everything from scratch. I already use Manjaro-i3 and it is pretty nice. Right now I am interested ...
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Which window managers support “detached” desktops?

What do I mean by "detached"? In the herbstluftwm windows manager (and others, notably xmonad), the concept of a "virtual desktop" is removed from the physical monitors themselves. That means that ...
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How to disable cursor blinking on lubuntu i3?

The Eclipse IDE uses the OS's settings regarding cursor/caret blinking. That's why I want to know how to disable this using i3wm (on a lubuntu 18.04 install). When I login using LXDE, the cursor is ...
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Is there a tiling WM that allows to place a common background window for all workspaces persisting the ability to use tiling algorithms?

Recently, I came across the idea of placing a window with currently playing video behind transparent terminal, like this. At the moment, I am using dwm, and I can implement a simple case of this idea ...
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Is there a (tiling) WM where there can be several stacked/tabbed windows next to each other on a workspace?

I'm looking for a Window Manager on Linux that, given a certain window configuration on a given workspace, supports stacking or tabbing of each separate window? In particular I am thinking of a ...
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Is it possible for i3 to hard-set full-screen size?

Often times with applications full-screen mode does exactly what I want, cutting out optional items (like URL bars, bookmarks, play/pause buttons, status bars, menu bars, etc). The problem is the size ...
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dynamic window manager (dwm): number of columns [closed]

In dwm typically I use one window in the master area (left) and all the others stacked on the right side. Once I accidentally hit Meta+I all windows get stacked in one single column (spanning full ...
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Open and tile windows with shell script

I cannot find this answer anywhere. No idea where to start. How do I open let's say nemo. I know I can set the window size using -geometry. But how do I tile it on a specific monitor/quadrant? I'm ...
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How to completely override default i3wm layout with append_layout?

I'm using i3 WM under fresh installation of Arch linux. Goal: I'd like to have a specific layout on each startup consisting of two windows in tabbed mode. In my case it's Terminator plus Firefox. ...
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Run i3 commands from the command line

I am writing a script which allows me to start my report writing setup (pdf viewer, vim, terminal) automatically. For this, I want to start okular, set the split mode of the terminal to vertical and ...
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Gnome shell disable “glued” tiled windows

I often use tiled windows in GNOME, and it's great, but lately (I did not really notice when this started happening, I am running GNOME 3.26.2) I noticed a small change in behavior that I find really ...
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how to define some shortcut-keys for dmenu?

when using dmenu to launch applications, it supports Ctrl+N and Ctrl+P to choose next one and previous one, how can i define Ctrl+H and Ctrl+L to function same to choose?
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Assigning output number to X output

I am trying to manually assign an output index to my X output (monitor). xrandr does that for output 0, with the option --primary, what I am missing is an option --secondary. Background: I'm happy ...
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Super key (A.K.A. Windows Key) not working in i3wm (Fedora 26)

The Super Key does not work with i3wm when I configure it as the configured modifier key. The used configuration file is the one that is initially generated choosing the Super/Windows Key instead of ...
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i3wm multi-monitor error while moving displays

I am trying out i3wm with 2 displays and when I logged in for the first time my displays were swapped around. This doesn't happen with Gnome 3. So I used arandr (GUI tool that generates xrandr ...
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Make KeepassX float in i3wm

I want to start keepassX in floating mode in i3wm. my .config/i3/config contains the line for_window [class="keepassx"] floating enable and the xprop xprop _NET_WM_USER_TIME(CARDINAL) = 7578932 ...
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Tiling window manager using mouse only

I am looking for a way to define a grid and use the middle mouse button only, to drag a window into a specific area and resize it. Nothing I found seems to be able to do this. Specifically I am ...
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Unable to find keycode for volume key on Apple keyboard

Summary I switched to i3wm and I'm trying to set up my environment. I am using an Apple keyboard (circa 2007). It has three volume keys and I can't find their keycodes for mapping. Analysis I read ...
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How can I have dwm start with a different view (i.e., a different tag)?

dwm starts with with the first tag in view. How can I modify dwm.c or config.h in order to start on another tag?
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Make Guake Float in i3wm

I want to default Guake to open as a floating window under i3. I created an entry under ~/.i3/config that reads as the following. My code is - for_window [class="guake"] floating enable My xprop ...
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Getting Ibus working with tiling window manager

I am wanting to get the Ibus IME (Anthy engine for Japanese input) working in all my window managers. Unity is fine, along with Compiz and Metacity. But the one I really want to get it working with ...
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OpenBox Mouse binding for dragging window to screen edge

I am trying to edit the lxde-rc.xml file (in ~/.config/openbox) so I can implement Window snapping like in Microsoft Windows. When a window is dragged to the right edge of the screen, it maximizes to ...
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Can Enlightenment be a fancy alternative to the i3 WM with same keyboard productivity?

So, the i3 WM is a great WM in productivity matter. It's primary focus is to allow users to do a lot of things without need to touch mouse: easily navigate between windows, and workspaces easily ...
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urxvt - force column width

I'm using urxvt with a tiling window manager (awesome) and would like to have my terminals maintain 80 columns irrespective of the window's size. So I was wondering if there is a way to force urxvt ...
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Do high-DPI screens play nicely with tiling window managers? [closed]

I'm currently using a 15" laptop which has a moderate resolution (1920x1080). The other day, I spent some time with a friend who owns a Macbook Pro Retina. Just looking at the screen made my eyes ...
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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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Window manager with python support/extensions

My preferred desktop environment lately has been Lxde. I like handling most things from the command line, so Gnome and KDE always seem to get in my way more than I like. But I do envy some of the new ...
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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 ...