The Tile-windows application is a tool which allows for the tiling of windows within non-tiling window manager. It is similar in nature to the application PyTyle. As an alternative one can use a native tiling window manager, as explained in the article Window manager#Tiling window managers.
$ tile -m
This will follow fluxbox rules to choose only some of the windows to tile, not all of them.
For GNOME and net-wm etc. you should use:
$ tile -w
A config file exists in the
You may want to make a copy to your home folder like:
Do NOT change
/etc/tile/rc , because it will not work until you copy it to your .tile folder.
Then make some changes like change multi-desktop from off to workspace if you are using fluxbox:
# Multiple Desktop support.. netwm (GNOME/etc), workspace (*Box/Oroborus/etc), off. Default: off # multi-desktop netwm|workspace|off multi-desktop workspace
Also you can ignore some of the windows by:
# X11 Atom / String Value pairs to ignore for calculations and re-placement. No Defaults # Syntax: avoid Atom(STRING) value avoid WM_NAME Bottom Panel avoid WM_NAME Desktop avoid WM_CLASS FrontPanel
To find out the application you want to ignore in tiling, run this command in your terminal:
$> xprop WM_CLASS
When you mouse become a cross, click on the application window, then xprop will give you the WM_NAME and WM_CLASS. I add one line like this for tilda, my pop up command tool:
avoid WM_CLASS Tilda