Fluxbox Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 25 alternatives to Fluxbox so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Fluxbox alternatives are Openbox (Free, Open Source), awesome (Free, Open Source), Xmonad (Free, Open Source) and Amethyst (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 16, 2020

    • 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 used for much more important stuff.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • 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 resembles aewm++ at all.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for distribution on the PC-BSD package repository as well .
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PC-BSD
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • JWM is a light-weight window manager for the X11 Window System. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Phoenix is a lightweight OS X window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. You can also easily use languages which compile to JavaScript such as CoffeeScript.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • WMFS² is a lightweight and highly configurable tiling window manager for X written in C. WMFS² is a free software distributed under the BSD license.

      Discontinued

      The last update on the GitHub repo (https://github.com/xorg62/wmfs) was on August 14th, 2013. The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20141218125810/http://wmfs.info/

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
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      It's the most intuitive tiling window manager.
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