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    bug.n is described as 'tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey' and is a Window Manager in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to bug.n for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Mac and KDE. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like bug.n are Cairo Shell (Free, Open Source), Openbox (Free, Open Source), VirtuaWin (Free, Open Source) and awesome (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2022
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    bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey.
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    1. GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu bars—“geoBars”—that can be dragged-and-dropped anywhere on the users screen.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.11.10, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      JWM is a light-weight window manager for the X11 Window System. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. Because of its small footprint, JWM makes a good window manager for older computers and less powerful systems, such as the .


    2. The Fast Light Window Manager is a small stacking FLTK-based window manager written in C++ and available for redistribution under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.
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      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 screen without overlapping.

      Discontinued

      The last commit on this software is ten years ago and the GNOME desktop has moved on. Notably, it is now difficult to replace the default window manager in GNOME.

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      Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. The screen can be split into non-overlapping frames.


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      wmii is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It is scriptable, has a 9p filesystem interface and supports classic and tiling (acme-like) window management. It aims to maintain a small and clean (read hackable and beautiful) codebase.
    3. Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python.
    4. DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops.
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      Blackbox is an original window manager, sharing no code with any others. It's designed to be fairly small and minimal, making it particularly suited to less powerful computers.
    5. A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor using wlroots, with desktop semantics inspired by xmonad.
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