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Looking for a good multimonitor (uses xrandr) tiling WM. Favourites?

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wmii seems very nice, but that could just be because I'm familiar with it. One thing that I do really enjoy is dmenu. I like it much more than awesome's tab completion. At any rate, wmii/dwm uses xinerama, which makes my laptop setup very clumsy. I want the WM I pick to use xrandr so that I can hotplug monitors, and I would really like it to have a sensible way of handling multiple monitors as well (I'm spoiled, I know!). i3wm handles multiple screens the best I've seen of any tiling WM, but I don't much like it as it is. Perhaps it could grow on me.

So, does anyone happen to know a good tiling WM that supports xrandr? Failing that, what is everyone's favourite tiling WM? Two interesting choices that I'm seeing are musca and subtle. I'm also willing to persevere with a WM I've already tried if people enjoy it enough to post in its support!

EDIT: Also, spectrwm. Does anyone have experience with any of these?
Edited by Conley - 5/1/12 at 6:51am
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I've used DWM / WMFS / XMonad for my multimonitor uses. Never had a single problem. Although those were with 3 normal monitors on a desktop and I didn't have to worry about plugging/unplugging them.
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I've used DWM / WMFS / XMonad for my multimonitor uses. Never had a single problem. Although those were with 3 normal monitors on a desktop and I didn't have to worry about plugging/unplugging them.

That's the problem :/ For static setups, I could just go on using a xinerama based WM. But when the number of monitors changes, it really needs to use xrandr.

EDIT: Large oversight: DWM can use xrandr, and it uses dmenu and all that jazz. Things are looking pretty awesome thumb.gif It does logically separate each workspace though, so I may keep looking into i3 or musca

EDIT2: And so does i3! What was I thinking? I had been trying them all last night and this morning, I must have gotten severely mixed up! At any rate, i3 is awesome! It has literally everything I want: It does multimonitor RIGHT, uses dmenu, and the window rearrangement/navigation is fantastic! Focus follows mouse, but there are also vim-like keybindings that make the mouse hover over a different window, thus changing focus. You can also rearrange windows like you would in vim, making vertical splits and horizontal splits as easy as you can move from one window to another smile.gif

So, those are my choices for a multimonitor tiling window manager. i3 doesn't really have any competition except for dwm, and it still doesn't handle things as nicely. Hopefully this is useful to somebody, since I wasted the forum's space asking silly questions in the first place.
Edited by Conley - 5/1/12 at 1:47pm
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