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I know we have there is a "Show your Linux" thread already but I'd like to start this one for tiling window managers. Please share your screen shots and configs.
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I know we have there is a "Show your Linux" thread already but I'd like to start this one for tiling window managers. Please share your screen shots and configs.

No reason for two of the same threads. I'm probably one of the few here that regularly use a filing window manager and just post in the show thread.
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I know we have there is a "Show your Linux" thread already but I'd like to start this one for tiling window managers. Please share your screen shots and configs.

No reason for two of the same threads. I'm probably one of the few here that regularly use a filing window manager and just post in the show thread.

Tell me more about these mysterious filing window managers tonguesmiley.gif
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Shrak I know you do, I just started because of your dwm post to one of the threads(Show Your Linux- Page 742). I'm using i3wm currently and am trying to learn it in my free time. DWM and bspwm look pretty promising as a next step. Regarding the duplication of threads, its not my intent to cause clutter etc. My idea is to have a subsection to post configs, screen shots etc for the tiling wms. I know Plan9 stated he used xmonad at times in your dwm postings. Is there a way to sub-thread it in the other thread as not to duplicate?
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i'm thinking of giving awesome a shot. Shrak, haven't you been posting Ubuntu screenies lately? Is that because of Steam or some other reason?
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i'm thinking of giving awesome a shot. Shrak, haven't you been posting Ubuntu screenies lately? Is that because of Steam or some other reason?

I keep a system bootable with every version of every distribution on a testing machine. Helps for diagnosing and helping people with specific type questions that don't apply much to other distributions ( like questions regarding Ubuntu's software center, or specific Ubuntu patched libraries, etc, etc ).

And Steam works the same on every distribution.
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Tell me more about these mysterious filing window managers tonguesmiley.gif

Dang auto correct on phone.
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ah I meant to say Unity not Ubuntu. I thought I read somewhere that the Steam GUI doesn't play nice with tiling WMs
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ah I meant to say Unity not Ubuntu. I thought I read somewhere that the Steam GUI doesn't play nice with tiling WMs


I use DWM 100% of the time when I'm able to. I've tried switching back to several desktop environments but always end up back on a tiling window manager for the simple fact that they're easier to use once you get used to them. Complete keyboard control of everything is extremely fast compared to mouse oriented systems.

Here's one of my older screens showing my chat layout for Steam on DWM.




No issues at all when you understand how Steam works. The main client window can only be so small, so you dedicate a whole workspace to it to avoid any issues. Likewise the friends list has to be so wide, else it'll resize itself. Again, for the chat layout we give it a minimum value of that width. And chat windows themselves have little issue with a standard tiling no matter the size.
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I gave up on tiling cuz I'm lazy and also because I could never get used to the weird way programs behaved. Sometimes they would just end up as nothing more than their window title border. Of course that could have been kwin and e17 having issues.

E17inBodhiwithWiiBlackGTKtheme.png

But I think the big issue is kind of the whole growing up with the single program single screen paradigm making it hard to adjust.
     
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I gave up on tiling cuz I'm lazy and also because I could never get used to the weird way programs behaved. Sometimes they would just end up as nothing more than their window title border. Of course that could have been kwin and e17 having issues.

E17inBodhiwithWiiBlackGTKtheme.png

But I think the big issue is kind of the whole growing up with the single program single screen paradigm making it hard to adjust.

Your issues are stemming from using a stacking window manager to tile. Just because it can tile, doesn't mean it should. And it definitely wasn't designed from the ground up for the purpose of tiling.
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