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Christoph Kappel, 2011-08-09 22:30

What is subtle?

subtle is a manual tiling window manager with a rather uncommon approach of tiling: Instead of a bunch of predefined layouts, windows are placed on customizeable positions (called gravities) inside of a grid. The user can freely modify gravity definitions and assign gravities to windows either manually or via tags rules in the config.

Another unique concept is the strict tagging: Unlike other tiling window managers, subtle doesn't allow weak tagging and always maps windows to virtual desktops (calles views) with the appropriate tags regardless of the current active view.


Where to start?


In case you want to help but don't know how, please help with some documentation and improve the wiki or make a donation. Patches, suggestions and open discussions are always welcome.

Unfinished pages:

Click here to lend your support to: subtle and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !


  • Join #subtle on irc.freenode.org (IRC)
  • Use the bugtracker
  • Ask in the forum
  • Drop a mail to unexist at dorfelite dot net


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