Alternatives to KWin for all platforms with any license

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  • Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Compiz icon

    Compiz

    Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.

    Open Source Linux

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  • VirtuaWin icon

    VirtuaWin

    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system . A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops

    Open Source Windows

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  • WinSplit Revolution icon

    WinSplit Revolution

    WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 11.04, released on April 12, 2011, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    Preme for Windows

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality. Key features: # Touch the corners of your desktop to push shortcut key or open any file or hide an active...

    Free Windows

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    TotalSpaces

    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion An easy to use 2D grid of desktops, inspired by the implementation OS X Snow Leopard. Navigate using the cursor keys, choose your transitions, and quickly access a birds eye view of...

    Commercial Mac Spaces

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    Bluetile

    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Nimi Visuals icon

    Nimi Visuals

    Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.g: jelly windows - that makes moved window wiggle like being made from jelly; or fold - which hides windows by folding up horizontally, and unfolds when showing)...

    Free Windows

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  • Chameleon Window Manager icon

    Chameleon Window Manager

    Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows (Always on Top, Minimize to Tray, Minimize to Caption, Specify Transparency, Position...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

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    Mission Control

    Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system. Mission Control lets you view all open windows with a single keystroke: it unshuffles overlapping windows on your desktop into an organized tile...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Skippy-XD

    Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. You know that thing Mac OS X, Compiz and KWin do where you press a hotkey and suddenly you see miniature versions of all your windows at once? Skippy-XD does just that. It's most...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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    Virtuoz

    Virtuoz was designed to be a minimal and robust program that allows to have more than one desktop on Windows. It was inspired by Sysinternals Desktops, but uses a different approach, which doesn’t impose the limitations which Desktops...

    Free Windows

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  • Gala

    Gala is a window manager / compositing manager and an integral part of Pantheon, the desktop environment of elementary OS.

    Open Source Linux

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    mDesktop

    mDesktop is a lightweight application that allows the user to utilize multiple virtual desktops. Also, mDesktop integrates with Hotcorners. mDesktop currently supports up to ten virtual desktops. Instructions: Holding...

    Open Source Windows

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  • GiMeSpace Desktop Extender icon

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extenders are scrolling virtual desktop managers and the only virtual desktop/window managers that give you seamless unlimited desktop space. New since version 2 is that you can now also resize your windows without...

    Commercial Windows

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    360desktop

    360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360 degree wallpaper, with a gallery and a widget platform, for sharing your favorite 360's with...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued
  • ctrlwm

    Ctrlwm is a customisable tool for automatic windows positioning and sizing (e.g. tiling, resizing like Windows Aero Snap, and much more). It can be driven through either command line or screen corner/border actions (see daemon mode). ...

    Open Source Linux

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    Winflip

    WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window youre looking for in a fast, clean 3D interface.

    Free Windows

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    Real Desktop

    Real Desktop: The desktop embellishment for your PC! Real Desktop is a 3D animated multi desktop manager and the perfect tool to replace your wallpaper. Do you want use the full range of functions now? Then choose now for Real...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Deskpose NXT

    The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive. Too many open windows? Stop findind! Start Exposing! We know that you have to work with...

    Commercial Windows

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    Sawfish

    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible. All...

    Open Source Linux

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    Topdesk

    TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want from a thumbnail view. Swiftly select a window from an Expose-like or Flip3D-like view thumbnail...

    Commercial Windows

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  • x:choyce

    A light-weight, Exposé-like window switcher for X (feat. OpenGL).

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • PyGrid

    PyGrid is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. It's easy to configure and supports multiple monitors.

    Open Source Linux

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  • QuickTile

    A lightweight utility for allowing you to quickly snap windows to a tiling grid under your existing Linux window manager. Can be triggered via keyboard shortcuts, the command line, or D-Bus calls.

    Open Source Linux

  • CubeDesktop NXT icon

    CubeDesktop NXT

    CubeDesktop NXT provides you up to 16 workspaces, using a live and interactive 3D environment.

    Commercial Windows

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  • PowerResizer icon

    PowerResizer

    PowerResizer is a utility that provides many facilities in moving or resizing windows in a Microsoft Windows desktop environment. One of the key-features of PowerResizer is window-docking: with PowerResizer you can organize your...

    Open Source Windows

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    Optimal Layout

    Optimal Layout is a powerful Mac OS X application for managing your applications windows. Optimal Layout gives you keyboard shortcuts to instantly organize your windows and simple ways to layout windows with your mouse.

    Commercial Mac

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