i3-gaps Alternatives

    i3-gaps is described as 'fork of i3wm, a tiling window manager for X11. It is kept up to date with upstream, adding a few additional features such as gaps between windows' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to i3-gaps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and Ubuntu. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like i3-gaps are awesome (Free, Open Source), Sway (Free, Open Source), Xmonad (Free, Open Source) and dwm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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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    3. 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.
    4. 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. IRC channel: #xmonad@irc.libera.chat
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    5. dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.


    6. Regolith Linux is a distro for people that prefer a spartan interface with polished and consistent system management. It brings together a trifecta of Ubuntu’s ubiquity, .
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      xlin Ubuntu Linux with i3-gaps preconfigured.
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    7. bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey.
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    8. A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.
    9. yabai started as a C99 rewrite of chunkwm, originally supposed to be its first RC version.
    10. 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...
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