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For fluxbox and openbox etc, you need to use:
 
For fluxbox and openbox etc, you need to use:
  $> tile -m
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  $ tile -m
  
 
This will follow fluxbox rules to choose only some of the windows to tile, not all of them.
 
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:
 
For gnome and net-wm etc. you should use:
  $> tile -w
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  $ tile -w
  
 
There is config file: /etc/tile/rc
 
There is config file: /etc/tile/rc

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Tile-windows is a tool which gives tiling window management to non-tiling window managers.

Installation

Install tile-windows from the AUR.

Configuration

For fluxbox and openbox etc, you need to use:

$ 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

There is config file: /etc/tile/rc You may want to make a copy to your home folder like: /home/yourname/.tile/rc Don't 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

Now tell me, do you still want to try awesome? :D