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== Advantages and disadvantages ==
 
Need a brief 'Advantages:, Disadvantages:' blurb for each WM. [[User:Misfit138|Misfit138]] 18:27, 3 January 2009 (EST)
 
Need a brief 'Advantages:, Disadvantages:' blurb for each WM. [[User:Misfit138|Misfit138]] 18:27, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  
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== Ion3 info ==
 
I'm working on Misfit138's point above, but could somebody add something on Ion3? I've never used it, and don't know much about it. --[[User:SamC|SamC]] 20:51, 3 January 2009 (EST)
 
I'm working on Misfit138's point above, but could somebody add something on Ion3? I've never used it, and don't know much about it. --[[User:SamC|SamC]] 20:51, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  
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== Other WMs ==
 
I'm going to add several other tiling WMs once I get all the information about them for the comparison table [[User:cdwillis|cdwillis]]:
 
I'm going to add several other tiling WMs once I get all the information about them for the comparison table [[User:cdwillis|cdwillis]]:
  
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I would avoid adding EvilWM, as it's not tiling. --[[User:SamC|SamC]] 18:59, 19 March 2009 (EDT)
 
I would avoid adding EvilWM, as it's not tiling. --[[User:SamC|SamC]] 18:59, 19 March 2009 (EDT)
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== System tray support ==
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It's not really correct to say that Ratpoison, Stumpwm and Musca does not support system tray. It's really easy to set them to use panels like lxpanel or something like this.
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Also, wmii is not strongly manual window manager. It's in some reasone closer to dynamic ones.
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Musca for now can use usual config file ~/.musca_start that is much like ratpoison's one.
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==  "dynamic" vs "manual" ==
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The words "dynamic" vs "manual" are confusing, since all tiling wms by definition are dynamic (change one window, and bordering windows change). a better word imho, would be "automatic" vs "manual", as in automatic window placement in contrast to manual window placement.
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== subtle's "compositing" ==
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I just changed subtle's "compositing" value to "Yes, with an external manager such as xcompmgr", like some of the others. I have just tested this and it works for me. However, I have not been able to get xcompmgr to run on with Awesome, despite the info. here to suggest that it works. (Running it in xterm, I could only get a stream of errors like "error 172: BadPicture request 152 minor 8 serial 95027".) [[User:Ideogon|Ideogon]]
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xcompmgr works with i3 too. --[[User:OK100|OK100]] 05:50, 7 July 2010 (EDT)
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== xdotool ==
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I would add that xdotool and similar programs can control any window manager by simulating keystrokes.  Many people might find this information useful.  [[User:cmlr|cmlr]] 09:45, 12 October 2011 (EDT)
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== Change xmonad's  "Multiple (n) monitor behavior"  ==
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I think that xmonad's "Multiple (n) monitor behavior" needs an update. The given behavior is the default one. There can be more or less than 9 workspace, depending on your configuration. Also the dwm behavior can be configured with XMonad.Layout.IndependentScreens  --[[User:Skinner33|Skinner33]] 12:17, 22 January 2012 (EST)

Revision as of 11:32, 25 September 2012

Advantages and disadvantages

Need a brief 'Advantages:, Disadvantages:' blurb for each WM. Misfit138 18:27, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Ion3 info

I'm working on Misfit138's point above, but could somebody add something on Ion3? I've never used it, and don't know much about it. --SamC 20:51, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Other WMs

I'm going to add several other tiling WMs once I get all the information about them for the comparison table cdwillis:

|- ! evilwm | C++ || C++ || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! larswm | C || C || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! qtile | C || Python || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! subtle | C || Lua || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No


I would avoid adding EvilWM, as it's not tiling. --SamC 18:59, 19 March 2009 (EDT)

System tray support

It's not really correct to say that Ratpoison, Stumpwm and Musca does not support system tray. It's really easy to set them to use panels like lxpanel or something like this. Also, wmii is not strongly manual window manager. It's in some reasone closer to dynamic ones.

Musca for now can use usual config file ~/.musca_start that is much like ratpoison's one.

"dynamic" vs "manual"

The words "dynamic" vs "manual" are confusing, since all tiling wms by definition are dynamic (change one window, and bordering windows change). a better word imho, would be "automatic" vs "manual", as in automatic window placement in contrast to manual window placement.

subtle's "compositing"

I just changed subtle's "compositing" value to "Yes, with an external manager such as xcompmgr", like some of the others. I have just tested this and it works for me. However, I have not been able to get xcompmgr to run on with Awesome, despite the info. here to suggest that it works. (Running it in xterm, I could only get a stream of errors like "error 172: BadPicture request 152 minor 8 serial 95027".) Ideogon

xcompmgr works with i3 too. --OK100 05:50, 7 July 2010 (EDT)

xdotool

I would add that xdotool and similar programs can control any window manager by simulating keystrokes. Many people might find this information useful. cmlr 09:45, 12 October 2011 (EDT)

Change xmonad's "Multiple (n) monitor behavior"

I think that xmonad's "Multiple (n) monitor behavior" needs an update. The given behavior is the default one. There can be more or less than 9 workspace, depending on your configuration. Also the dwm behavior can be configured with XMonad.Layout.IndependentScreens --Skinner33 12:17, 22 January 2012 (EST)