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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    Bluetile is basically Gnome with xmonad as the window manager. As aeiah stated above, you can apparently use xmonad with Xfce, but will requires a bit of configuration and setup work.

    http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/X...xmonad_in_XFCE
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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    I am personally using i3 and can recommend it. It is a manual tiler,
    so windows are not fit into a layout automatically as in (most uses of)
    dwm/awesome/xmonad, but instead a new window is opened in the currently
    selected "cell", and then you can move it to adjacent cells creating new
    ones if there is none.
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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeiah View Post
    i think pytyle works with openbox, if you dont mind jumping away slightly from xfce.
    Pytyle works with xfce as well.

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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenKingpin View Post
    Bluetile is basically Gnome with xmonad as the window manager. As aeiah stated above, you can apparently use xmonad with Xfce, but will requires a bit of configuration and setup work.

    http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/X...xmonad_in_XFCE
    Thanks for this, currently I'm just using Gnome 2 on Debian Squeeze and I used gconf-editor to replace gnome-wm with xmonad. Just a minimal xmonad.hs file from

    http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2...ome_on_Debian/

    and now I'm trying to work out how to add this GIMP layout

    http://nathanhowell.net/2009/03/08/xmonad-and-the-gimp/

    which means learning the rudiments of the language I suppose

    Its all rather nice, much less messing about with resizing windows

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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    I've tried some tiled window managers and my favourite ones are Awesome WM and WMFS.

    Awesome WM is really great, but in order to configure it, you have to know Lua (which is a pain in the ***). WMFS has some easy to use config files, but the bar is not as good as awesome's IMHO.

    Good luck in finding a WM that suits you.
    I love tiled window managers, but some of their aspects are not very user-friendly. Which prevents me from using them exclusively.

    I wish someone would invest some time in making them more accessible.

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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Random_Dude View Post
    Good luck in finding a WM that suits you.
    I love tiled window managers, but some of their aspects are not very user-friendly. Which prevents me from using them exclusively.

    I wish someone would invest some time in making them more accessible.
    I'm keeping Gnome and Bluetile around as my 'security blanket'. It was quite easy to get going, and by choosing the 'stack' layout you can revert to normal window chaos at any time. I'd say that combination was pretty accessible. When I installed it on Debian Squeeze, I ended up with two log in options, Gnome and Gnome + Bluetile.

    Thanks to all who have contributed, I'll be trying xmonad with xfce later on tonight. I think xmonad within a desktop environment is the way to go for me despite the humungous download.
    Last edited by keithpeter; August 17th, 2011 at 01:44 PM. Reason: Login option for bluetile

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    Re: Widescreen monitors: any suggestion for a tabbed tiled wm?

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/10345...-like-in-gnome

    Just installed this but not sure how to use it...

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