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WMFS² is described as 'lightweight and highly configurable tiling window manager for X written in C. WMFS² is a free software distributed under the BSD license. It can be driven from keyboard or mouse and its configuration stands in one text file, easily understandable' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WMFS² 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 WMFS² are Openbox, awesome, Sway and dwm.

WMFS² 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 WMFS².
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  1. i3 icon

    i3

    • Linux
    • BSD
    41 alternatives to i3 

    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.

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    i3 with VIM, git, MPlayer, i3bar
    dzen2, VIM, bash, top
  2. Openbox icon

    Openbox

    • Linux
    • BSD
    40 alternatives to Openbox 

    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


  3. awesome icon

    awesome

    • Linux
    • BSD
    45 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.

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  4. Sway icon

    Sway

    40 alternatives to Sway 

    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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    dwm

    • Linux
    • BSD
    33 alternatives to dwm 

    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.

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    1.  Lightweightdwm consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    yabai

    63 alternatives to yabai 

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

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    bspwm

    39 alternatives to bspwm 

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.

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  8. JWM icon

    JWM

    37 alternatives to JWM 

    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 .

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    1.  LightweightJWM consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      spectrwm

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      36 alternatives to spectrwm 

      spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration.

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      Wayfire

      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      43 alternatives to Wayfire 

      Wayfire is a 3D Wayland compositor, inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots. It aims to create a customizable, extendable and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance.

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