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    flwm Alternatives

    flwm is described as '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' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to flwm for Linux, BSD, C++, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like flwm are Openbox (Free, Open Source), awesome (Free, Open Source), Xmonad (Free, Open Source) and IceWM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 28, 2021

    1. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.


    2. A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor using wlroots, with desktop semantics inspired by xmonad. Core features include: - Automatic/dynamic tiling with your choice of layouts. - Per-output workspaces: display the workspace you want, where you want.
    3. herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.
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    4. Left is a tiling window manager written in rust for stability and performance. The core of left is designed to do one thing and one thing well. Be a window manager. Because you probably want more than just a black screen LeftWM is built around the concept of theming.
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    5. 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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