pekwm 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
  • Openbox

  • Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

    tags: window-manager gnome kde box fluxbox
    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
  • Fluxbox

  • Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of features to make an easy, and extremely fast, desktop experience. It is built using C++ and licensed under the MIT-License.

    tags: window-manager
    platform: Linux BSD
  • 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
  • dwm

  • dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

    tags: window-manager x-server dynamic x-window-system
    platform: Linux BSD
  • bspwm

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

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

  • IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System (freedesktop, XFree86). The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way.

    tags: window-manager x-server
    platform: Linux
  • Phoenix

  • Phoenix is a lightweight OS X window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. You can also easily use languages which compile to JavaScript such as CoffeeScript. Phoenix aims for efficiency and a very small footprint. If you like the idea of scripting your own window or app management toolkit with JavaScript, Phoenix is probably going to give you the things you want. With Phoenix you can bind keyboard shortcuts and system events, and use these to interact with OS X.

    tags: desktop-environments lightweight window-manager
    platform: Mac OS X
  • 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