WinSplit Revolution Alternatives for Linux

    WinSplit Revolution is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is KWin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinSplit Revolution and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WinSplit Revolution are QuickTile (Free, Open Source), ctrlwm (Free, Open Source), Sawfish (Free, Open Source) and PyGrid (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. A lightweight utility for allowing you to quickly snap windows to a tiling grid under your existing Linux window manager. Can be triggered via keyboard shortcuts, the command line, or D-Bus calls.
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      Ctrlwm is a customisable tool for automatic windows positioning and sizing (e.g. tiling, resizing like Windows Aero Snap, and much more). It can be driven through either command line or screen corner/border actions (see daemon mode). Tested with Metacity, Openbox, KDE, XFCE.


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    3. 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.
    4. PyGrid is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. It's easy to configure and supports multiple monitors.
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