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Windawesome is described as '(pronounced - contrary to what you would expect from the way it is written - Windows-om, not Wind-awesome) is a highly customizable tiling/dynamic window manager with multi-monitor support for Windows, which works on top of explorer.exe and not as a shell replacement' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windawesome for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windawesome are WindowGrid, awesome, altdrag and Sway.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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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.

    i3 with VIM, git, MPlayer, i3bar
  2. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.

    Discontinued

    No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to. https://bitbucket.org/joshua_wilding/windowgrid-binaries/issues?status=new&status=open

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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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    altdrag

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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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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    Taekwindow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Taekwindow is a simple, lightweight and free Windows program that allows you to move and resize windows by dragging them with the Alt key, similar to many X11 window managers.

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

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    KDE Mover-Sizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista.

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    bspwm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.

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