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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:
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For [[GNOME]] and net-wm etc. you should use:
 
  $ tile -w
 
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Summary help replacing me
Provides a brief overview of how to install tile-windows tool for non-tiling windows managers like fluxbox
Related
fluxbox
openbox

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

tile-windowsAUR can be installed from 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

A config file exists in the /etc/tile/rc directory. You may want to make a copy to your home folder like: /home/yourname/.tile/rc Do NOT 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