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Way Cooler Alternatives

Way Cooler is described as 'tiling Wayland window manager, written in Rust, configurable using Lua, and extendable with D-Bus' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Way Cooler for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and FreeBSD. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Way Cooler are Openbox, awesome, Sway and Xmonad.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Way Cooler is a tiling Wayland window manager, written in Rust, configurable using Lua, and extendable with D-Bus.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Lightweighti3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    i3 with VIM, git, MPlayer, i3bar
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    Openbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

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    Discontinued

    No actively developed anymore. Last commit was in 2015.

    BlackWhite theme by lyrae @ box-look.org


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    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.

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    Sway

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    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.

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    dwm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightdwm consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    IceWM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    IceWM is a Window Manager for X Window System. It is fast and memory-efficient, and it provides many different looks including Windows'95, OS/2 Warp 3,4, Motif.

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    yabai

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    yabai started as a C99 rewrite of chunkwm, originally supposed to be its first RC version.

    ⚫︎ Customizableyabai is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    bspwm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.

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    JWM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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 .

    ⚫︎ LightweightJWM consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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