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    GridWM (KDE Plasma) Alternatives

    GridWM (KDE Plasma) is described as 'Linux Window Manager Based On Grid System.
    With Auto / Manual Tiling Mode' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GridWM (KDE Plasma) for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and The best alternative is Microsoft PowerToys, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GridWM (KDE Plasma) are i3 (Free, Open Source), AquaSnap (Freemium), WindowGrid (Free) and Openbox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    Linux Window Manager Based On Grid System. With Auto / Manual Tiling Mode.
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    1. Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.
    2. i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb instead of xlib and several improvements over wmii.

    3. Aquasnap is a powerful window manager that helps you arrange and organize multiple applications on your desktop with minimum effort. It allows you to achieve maximum multitasking, especially if you own a high-resolution monitor or a multi-monitor setup.
    4. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.


      No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.


      No actively developed anymore. Last commit was in 2015.

    5. awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.
    6. AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click.
    7. Sway is a tiling Wayland compositor and a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager for X11. It works with your existing i3 configuration and supports most of i3's features, plus a few extras.
    8. 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.
    9. Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions.


      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.2, released in August 2019, can be still downloaded and bought from the official website and from the Appstore.

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