Alternatives to Openbox for all platforms with any license




Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • i3 icon


    i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb...

    Open Source Linux

  • Lumina Desktop Environment icon

    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on...

    Open Source BSD PC-BSD

  • awesome icon


    awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Bluetile icon


    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Fluxbox icon


    Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet...

    Open Source Linux

  • dwm icon


    dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied...

    Open Source Linux

  • Amethyst icon


    Amethyst is a tiling window manager for Mac similar to the xmonad tiling window manager popular on Linux. Amethyst is written in...

    Open Source Mac

  • spectrwm icon


    spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Xmonad icon


    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Phoenix icon


    Phoenix is a lightweight OS X window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. You can also easily use languages which compile to...

    Open Source Mac GitHub

  • wmii icon


    wmii is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It is scriptable, has a 9p filesystem interface and supports classic and tiling...

    Open Source Linux

  • pekwm icon


    pekwm is a window manager that once up on a time was based on the aewm++ window manager, but it has evolved enough that it no longer...

    Open Source Linux

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  • herbstluftwm icon


    herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Sawfish icon


    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window...

    Open Source Linux

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    WMFS² Discontinued

    WMFS² is a lightweight and highly configurable tiling window manager for X written in C. WMFS² is a free software...

    Open Source Linux

  • qtile icon


    Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python. Qtile is simple, small, and extensible. It's easy...

    Open Source Linux

  • Ratpoison icon


    Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent...

    Open Source Linux

  • bspwm

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

    Open Source Linux

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Openbox Comments


Negative Comment by closebox
about Openbox and Peppermint OS, GNOME Oct 2012

I hate openbox and your should, too.

Lubuntu inflicts it in an all or nothing way. expand your mind, open minded if you will. Find other WM.

gnome forever... but not lightweight