Comparison of tiling window managers

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Comparison of tiling window managers. See also Common Apps.
Window Manager Written in Configured with Management style<ref>Manual vs. Dynamic window management: Manual means you do such things as creating columns yourself, and moving/tagging windows manually. Dynamic means that two windows normally do not share the same space, and the window manager automatically decides where to place them. See Dynamic Window Management @ suckless.org.</ref> System tray support<ref>For WM's where things like System tray support is "No", this does not mean that you cannot install programs such as trayer or stalonetray and use them.

</ref> !! On-the-fly reload !! Information bars !! Compositing<ref>Compositing support means support for such things as fading inactive windows. You can have such things as transparent terminals regardless of WM.</ref>

Awesome C Lua Dynamic Built-in Yes Built-in, images and text Yes, with an external manager such as xcompmgr
DWM C C Dynamic None No Built-in, reads form STDIN No
Ratpoison C INI-style files Manual None Yes Modal - shows when requested No
WMII C Anything Manual None Yes Built-in No
XMonad Haskell Haskell Dynamic None Yes No Yes, with xmonad-contrib and an external manager

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