wmii with both 'floating' and 'managed' windows.
|Stable release||3.6 / November 16, 2007|
wmii is a dynamic window manager for X11. It supports classic and tiling window management with extended keyboard, mouse, and filesystem based remote control. It replaces the workspace paradigm with a new tagging approach.
In its default configuration, wmii's interface is similar to that of the Vi text editor; the windows are controlled with Alt+H,J,K,L and can be combined with Alt+Shift+H,J,K,L. This enables to build dynamic layouts easily in contrast to other window managers with fixed layouts such as Ion. However, the window manager offers extensive configuration through a virtual filesystem similar to that offered by Plan 9 from Bell Labs. Every window, tag, and column is represented in the virtual filesystem, and windows are controlled by manipulating their file objects (in fact, the configuration file is just a script interfacing the virtual files). This RPC system allows many different configuration styles, including those provided in the base distribution in plan9port, bourne shell, Python, and Ruby.
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