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CLFSWM is described as 'highly dynamic. 100% Common Lisp X11 window manager. By default there is only one frame (the root frame). Other frames are created/deleted on the fly. A window can be in more than one frame, so it can have multiple views of the same windows' and is a Window Manager in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CLFSWM for Linux, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is awesome, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CLFSWM are Xmonad, KWin, Qtile and Sawfish.

CLFSWM alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CLFSWM.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • X11

CLFSWM is a highly dynamic. 100% Common Lisp X11 window manager. By default there is only one frame (the root frame). Other...

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    awesome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.

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    Xmonad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time aligning and searching for windows. xmonad makes work easier, by automating this.

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  3. KWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with other desktop environments.

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    KWin's desktop cube.
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    Qtile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written and configured in Python.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingQtile supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceQtile either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  5. Sawfish icon

    Sawfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingSawfish supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  6. Vivarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor using wlroots, with desktop semantics inspired by xmonad.

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    PyTyle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PyTyle is an extremely versatile and extensible tiling manager that is meant to be used on top of EWMH window managers. Its feature set was modeled after the basic tiling features of XMonad.

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    StumpWM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    StumpWM is a tiling, keyboard driven X11 Window Manager written and scriptable in Common Lisp. StumpWM attempts to be customizable yet visually minimal. There are no window decorations, no icons, and no buttons.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingStumpWM supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Xlambda

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Xlambda is an X window manager that is extensible in Guile.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsXlambda can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Subtle window manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    subtle is a manual tiling window manager with a rather uncommon approach of tiling: Instead of relying on predefined layouts, subtle divides the screen into a grid with customizeable slots (called gravities).

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingSubtle window manager supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSubtle window manager can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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