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Christoph Kappel, 2011-08-09 22:59


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 (called views) with the appropriate tags regardless of the current active view.

Features

  • Builtin system tray
  • Extendable panel (see sublets)
  • Customizeable key/mouse actions (see grabs)
  • Scriptable with Ruby (see rdoc and subtlext)
  • Commandline client (see subtler)
  • Window tagging
  • EWMH / ICCCM / MWM / XDG Base Directory compliant
  • Xinerama / XRandR support

Where to start?

  • Problems?
  • Check the FAQ
  • Use the bugtracker
  • Ask in the forum
  • Join #subtle on irc.freenode.org (IRC)

Contribute

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.

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

License

This code can be distributed under the terms of the "GNU GPLv2"http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html. See the file COPYING for details.

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