awesome

Highly configurable tiling and floating Window Manager

awesome is a window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting. It is extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome. It manages windows in several layouts mode: tiled, floating, etc. Each layout can be applied dynamically, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed. In tiled layout, windows are managed in a master and stacking area. The master area contains the windows which currently need most attention, whereas the stacking area contains all other windows. The master area can be splited in several rows and columns. In floating layout, windows can be resized and moved freely. Dialog windows are always managed floating, regardless of the layout selected. Windows are grouped by tags. Each window can be tagged with one or multiple tags. Selecting certain tags displays all windows with those tags. Each tag can have its own layout. awesome contains a small status bar which displays all available tags, the layout, the title of the focused window, and text read from standard input. The selected tags are highlighted with a different color, while the tags of the focused window are highlighted with a small point. awesome draws a small border around windows to indicate their focus state. Every aspect of awesome is configurable via a configuration file: awesomerc.