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Provides a brief overview of how to install tile-windows tool for non-tiling windows managers like fluxbox
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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