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{{Article summary text|Provides a brief overview of how to install tile-windows tool for non-tiling windows managers like fluxbox}}
 
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The '''Tile-windows''' application is a tool which allows for the tiling of windows within non-tiling window manager. It is similar in nature to the application [[PyTyle]].
 
As an alternative one can use a native tiling window manager, as explained in the article [[Window Manager#tiling window managers]].
 
 
 
==Installation==
 
 
 
{{AUR|tile-windows}} can be installed from from the [[Arch User Repository|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
 
 
 
A config file exists in the {{ic|/etc/tile/rc}} directory.
 
You may want to make a copy to your home folder like: {{ic|/home/yourname/.tile/rc}}
 
Do '''NOT''' change {{ic|/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
 

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