Bluetile is a tiling window manager designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment.
Why choose Bluetile? Because none of the other tiling window managers were built with the thought in mind that time is the most limited resource among the majority of users. It is good if you can configure a software in every respect. It is better if you do not have to.
The Bluetile project is really just another xmonad configuration. A configuration that focuses on making the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers.
You can create pretty much the same effect with a standard xmonad installation, but this project exists to provide an easy installation path with zero configuration and without having to read (as much) background information.
2. Update cabal:
# cabal update
3. Install bluetile:
# cabal install bluetile
After you have installed bluetile, test it:
If you wish to have bluetile launch automatically after logging in, you must set the correct PATH evironment label and then add bluetile to your start-up applications.
~/.bashrc and add the following line to the end:
2. Next launch
3. You will be presented with a list of your start-up applcations.
Click: "Add" In the name field enter: Bluetile Window Manager In the command field enter: bluetile The comment field is optional.
Thats it, happy tiling!
You can also edit
~/.gnomerc and set the
WINDOW_MANAGER variable with:
With this, GNOME will automatically use Bluetile instead of Metacity.
If you see an error that looks like this:
hsc2hs: Graphics/X11/Xlib/Extras.hsc: hGetContents: invalid argument (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character) cabal: Error: some packages failed to install: X11-126.96.36.199 failed during the building phase. The exception was: ExitFailure 1
Follow this procedure to fix this problem:
Once that is finished: Template:Cli