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LeftWM is an X11 tiling window manager designed around the idea of do one thing and one thing well. It is extended via theming, using scripts and/or binaries.

LeftWM has been built with multiple screens and ultrawide monitors support in mind, supporting the creation of several workspaces on one screen and a single workspace across multiple screens. It also manages keybindings


Install the leftwmAUR package available in the AUR.


From tty

Run dbus-launch leftwm with xinit.

Display manager

LeftWM includes leftwm.desktop as Xsession which starts the window manager.


See the GitHub Readme for more information.

Default keys

Keybinding Description
Mod + (1-9) Switch to a desktop/tag
Mod + Shift + (1-9) Move the focused window to desktop/tag
Mod + W Switch the desktops for each screen. Desktops [1][2] changes to [2][1]
Mod + Shift + W Move window to the other desktop
Mod + (⬆️⬇️) Focus on the different windows in the current workspace
Mod + Shift + (⬆️⬇️) Move the different windows in the current workspace
Mod + Enter Move selected window to the top of the stack in the current workspace
Mod + Ctrl + (⬆️⬇️) Switch between different layouts
Mod + Shift + (⬅➡) Switch between different workspaces
Mod + Shift + Enter Open a terminal
Mod + Ctrl + L Lock the screen
Mod + Shift + X Exit LeftWM
Mod + Shift + Q Close the current window
Mod + Shift + R Reload LeftWM and its config
Mod + p Use dmenu to start application