IceWM alternatives

  • i3

  • i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb instead of xlib and several improvements over wmii.

    tags: window-manager x-server tiling xcb
    platform: Linux BSD
  • Amethyst

  • Amethyst is a tiling window manager for Mac similar to the xmonad tiling window manager popular on Linux. Amethyst is written in Objective-C and has configurable shortcuts, multi-monitor support, multiple layouts, and the option to float certain applications.

    tags: window-manager tiling
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Bluetile

  • Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping. Bluetile tries to make the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers by drawing on known conventions and providing both mouse and keyboard access for all features.

    tags: gnome window-manager tile window-snapping aero-snap
    platform: Linux
  • awesome

  • awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.

    tags: window-manager x-server tiling
    platform: Linux BSD
  • Sway

  • It works with your existing i3 configuration and supports most of i3's features, and a few extras.

    tags: window-manager tiling wayland
    platform: Linux
  • Xmonad

  • xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time aligning and searching for windows. xmonad makes work easier, by automating this.

    tags: window-manager x-server tiling
    platform: Mac OS X Linux
  • spectrwm

  • spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast.

    tags: bsd minimalistic openbsd window-manager
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • bspwm

  • bspwm - A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

    tags: window-manager tiling tile
    platform: Linux
  • herbstluftwm

  • herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    tags: window-manager
    platform: Linux BSD
  • wmii

  • wmii is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It is scriptable, has a 9p filesystem interface and supports classic and tiling (acme-like) window management. It aims to maintain a small and clean (read hackable and beautiful) codebase.

    tags: window-manager x-server tiling
    platform: Linux
  • pekwm

  • pekwm is a window manager that once up on a time was based on the aewm++ window manager, but it has evolved enough that it no longer resembles aewm++ at all. It has a much expanded feature-set, including window grouping (similar to ion, pwm, or fluxbox), autoproperties, xinerama, keygrabber that supports keychains, and much more.

    tags: desktop-environments lightweight window-manager
    platform: Linux
  • qtile

  • Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python.

    tags: window-manager tiling icewm windowmanager bluetile
    platform: Linux
  • Ratpoison

  • Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. The screen can be split into non-overlapping frames. All windows are kept maximized inside their frames to take full advantage of your precious screen real estate. All interaction with the window manager is done through keystrokes.

    tags: window-manager tiling
    platform: Linux