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PyTyle is a tiling manager that works with EWMH-compliant window managers (like Openbox and KWin) to provide functions for tiling windows. Both Xmonad and Musca have influenced the feature set.


PyTyle is currently not available from the Arch official repositories.

  • PyTyle — An automatic tiler that is compatible with Openbox Multihead || pytyleAUR
  • PyTyle2 — Auto/manual on-demand tiling manager that fits in any EWMH compatible window manager. || pytyle2-hgAUR
Note: Both can be installed on the same system, although only one can be run at the same time.


After installation, PyTyle can be run simply by entering this into the terminal:


Alternatively, if you want to run PyTyle2, you would run


After that, simply press Template:Keypress + Template:Keypress.


After you have started PyTyle for the first time, a new configuration directory should appear in your $XDG_CONFIG_HOME directory (usually ~/.config/) called pytyle2. Inside this directory is config.ini. All of the configuration options are stored there.

Warning: The options haven't really been documented yet, so your guess will have to do at the moment.

Gaps between terminals

Depending on your window manager, some gaps may appear between the windows when a terminal is launched. This is due to the imposed size of some terminal emulators. Using Urxvt, install the patched version rxvt-unicode-noinc package from the AUR. Using Terminator, disable the "Window Geometry Hint" checkbox in the main options.