KWin is described as 'window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It 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' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to KWin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try awesome or Compiz. Other great apps like KWin are VirtuaWin, Xmonad, Preme for Windows and Qtile.KWin alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Shell Extensions or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KWin.
DexpotDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo28 alternatives to Dexpot
- Free Personal • Proprietary
Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista (incl. x64).
Dead app. 3 years since the last update. Not compatible with current version of Windows. See changelog: http://www.dexpot.de/?id=changelog
awesomeDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo45 alternatives to awesome
awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.
- 29 alternatives to Compiz
CompizDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo
Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.
VirtuaWinDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo
25 alternatives to VirtuaWin
- Free • Open Source
VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista/Win7/Win10). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’).
XmonadDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo42 alternatives to Xmonad
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.
Preme for WindowsDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo58 alternatives to Preme for Windows
- Free • Proprietary
Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.
Preme for Windows Features
- 40 alternatives to Qtile
QtileDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo
A full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written and configured in Python.
Mission ControlDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo27 alternatives to Mission Control
- Paid • Proprietary
- Window Manager
Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.
Mission Control Features
Skippy-XDDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo
4 alternatives to Skippy-XD
- Free • Open Source
- Shell Extension
Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. You know that thing Mac OS X, Compiz and KWin do where you press a hotkey and suddenly you see miniature versions of all your windows at once? Skippy-XD does just that.
- 60 alternatives to Bluetile
BluetileDo you think this is a good alternative?YesNo
Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping.
The last commit on this software is ten years ago and the GNOME desktop has moved on. Notably, it is now difficult to replace the default window manager in GNOME.