A very good tiling window manager for Linux that is easy to use and very fast.

Posted: January 7, 2014. At: 8:44 AM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6844
Page permalink.
WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. These cookies expire two weeks after they are set.

Dwm window manager. This is very good for a Linux laptop user.
Dwm window manager. This is very good for a Linux laptop user.

The dwm window manager for Linux is a very fast and very easy to use WM that offers a tiling WM and a very fast way to interact with your Linux machine. Type sudo apt-get install dwm dmenu to install this window manager. As shown in the screenshot to the right, this is a very slim and good looking WM. Just like Larswm and Awesome, this is a fast alternative to the MATE and KDE desktop environments. With the WM running, type Mod1-p to open a menu in the top bar. Then type the name of the program you wish to open, e.g xmms and hit enter. There are 9 desktops by default and you may have Firefox open on one desktop and xmms open on another. This makes your desktop more productive.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dwm. There is a status program here: http://woozle.org/~neale/g.cgi/status which will print the time to the status bar. Comment out the #include “dump.h” line before compiling though. But this does work. The ability to customize this window manager lifts it above the others. I am using it on Fedora 20 and it works perfectly. Give this a go and see what you think of it.

No comments have been made. Use this form to start the conversation :)

Leave a Reply