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Wingo is a fully featured true hybrid window manager that supports per-monitor workspaces, and neither the floating or tiling modes are after thoughts. This allows one to have tiling on one workspace while floating on the other. Wingo can be scripted with its own command language, is completely themeable, and supports user defined hooks. Wingo is written in Go and has no runtime dependencies.

The development version can be installed from the wingo-gitAUR package.


Wingo can be installed either from the wingo-gitAUR package or manually.

Run Wingo

Without a login manager

To run wingo without a login manager, simply add exec wingo to the startup script of your choice (e.g. ~/.xinitrc.)

See xinitrc for details, such as preserving the logind session.

You can also start wingo as preferred user without even logging in. See Start X at Login.

With a login manager

To start wingo from a login manager, see this article.


After installing Wingo the configuration files needs to be created with the wingo --write-config command.

See also