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Subtle window manager Alternatives

Subtle window manager is described as 'subtle is a manual tiling window manager with a rather uncommon approach of tiling: Instead of relying on predefined layouts, subtle divides the screen into a grid with customizeable slots (called gravities)' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Subtle window manager for Linux, BSD, X11 and Mac. The best alternative is awesome, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Subtle window manager are Xmonad, KWin, Qtile and Sawfish.

Subtle window manager alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Subtle window manager.
This page was last updated Mar 24, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. awesome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.

  2. Xmonad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.



  3. KWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an 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.

  4. A full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written and configured in Python.

  5. Sawfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.



  6. Vivarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor using wlroots, with desktop semantics inspired by xmonad.

  7. PyTyle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  8. Xlambda

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Xlambda is an X window manager that is extensible in Guile.

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  9. CLFSWM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    CLFSWM is a highly dynamic. 100% Common Lisp X11 window manager. By default there is only one frame (the root frame). Other frames are created/deleted on the fly. A window can be in more than one frame, so it can have multiple views of the same windows.

  10. StumpWM is a tiling, keyboard driven X11 Window Manager written and scriptable in Common Lisp. StumpWM attempts to be customizable yet visually minimal. There are no window decorations, no icons, and no buttons.

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