Shill me your favorite tiling WM

Tried DWM but didn't like how I have to compile it and shit. I'm savy but lazy. Is Hyprland any good? Is it stable? What's your favorite?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Looks kinda similar to DWM? Is it easy to config? Stable? Any issues with any software you came across?

      Sway is unironically better

      Can you give me some reasons why? I was about to boot up Hypr in a virtualized arch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Can you give me some reasons why?
        Just werkz. I suggest you try both anyways and decide for yourself. Hypyrland is alright, but feels a little janky, lots of little things here and there that just make it feel less polished than Sway to me.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Looks kinda similar to DWM? Is it easy to config? Stable? Any issues with any software you came across?
        Not super stable, but stable enough. I didn't have any issue with softwares and, in general, you are not gonna have issues as long as you stick with Xorg.
        The configuration is the whole point, if you want an "it just werks" wm looks somewhere else. You are meant to customize at least some keybindings and the statusbar. Requires basic lisp (common lisp) knowledge.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I already use emacs. I don't need two lisp environments which can't even communicate out of the box, thank you very much.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I never tried exwm, but I'm not sold on having your editor tied to your wm. Especially since elisp doesn't support multithreading.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >exwm
          I agree with you, emacs's not really fit for directly being a wm. I've resolved to never use it.
          Which's why I'm looking at daemon-client based solutions, i.e. bspwm and herbstluftwm. Their clients can be called from the shell, so emacs can use them to tell the daemons what to do.
          I'm not sold on them though. I actually like floating windows as a primary mode of operation, and ideally I would just set a tiling layout, then assign windows to them, then on a few key presses switch between floating and tiling for that desktop. I also like overlapping desktops, i.e. cwm's window group-like behavior... At this point it may be easier to just write my own thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you weren't shilling exwm then I don't know what's your problem with stumpwm.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sway is unironically better

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like Hypr because I like X11

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice I'm about to give it a spin thx.

      >Can you give me some reasons why?
      Just werkz. I suggest you try both anyways and decide for yourself. Hypyrland is alright, but feels a little janky, lots of little things here and there that just make it feel less polished than Sway to me.

      >Just werkz
      That's what I'm looking for. I'll give it a try too.

      icewm
      it's not tiling but it's great

      I'm using cinnamon right now which frankly is great but I'm tired of normal WM. I used to run Material Shell on gnome but gnome is atrocious and I kept running into problems.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Nice I'm about to give it a spin thx.
        some tips that were useful for me:
        the bar that comes with it is pretty basic, I ended up using polybar instead
        compfy as a compositor works well with it (had issues with picom and blur)
        if you're on Arch like me the hypr-git AUR package will install most of what you need except the ~/.config/hypr/hypr.conf, you can grab the example config file on the github and modify it
        you can apply gtk/icon themes for the programs that need it in a ~.config/gtk-3.0/ .ini file. my old xfce theme settings didn't automatically apply to the wm

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >That's what I'm looking for
        Then stop using Linux. BSD, Windows, macOS. Literally anything but Linux just werkz.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hypr without the -'land'
      i feel like an idiot for not realizing you could do this....

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I only heard about it yesterday kek
        I just googled something like "hyprland x11" and apparently it's made by the same dev. tried it out a bit today and it's not bad at all (first tiling wm I ever used, I'm an xfce user otherwise and I don't want wayland until it's ready)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I used sway for a year then switched to hyprland. Its much better.
      Some differences include
      - windows dont lag as you resize them
      - screen capture works properly
      - animations if you like them
      - c++ plugins (I use hy3 for manual tiling)
      - it works fine on nvidia (I have amd though)
      - frequently improved speed/bug wise. everything that annoyed me a couple months ago is gone now
      When I used X11 I used i3, but then I got multiple monitors with different refresh rates and couldnt make it work properly. Hyprland just works out of the box. I run master, but there is a stable release.

      Its been basically unmaintained for at least a year now but if it works for you I guess thats fine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Its been basically unmaintained for at least a year now but if it works for you I guess thats fine.
        yeah I know. not really an issue imo as long as it werks. and I really don't want to switch to wayland until it's more mature (I have a nvidia card also)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Its been basically unmaintained for at least a year now
        i still use openbox, which hasn't had an update since 2015
        still works fine

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Same I can say with fluxbox.
          Just werks

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    icewm
    it's not tiling but it's great

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Zentile
      https://github.com/blrsn/zentile

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sway cause cofig is easy and I run everything in tabbed mode anyway
    frick tiling and frick jannies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I switch between tiling and tabbed all the time. It's nice to have both.
      If you care about tabbing at all, Sway is a winner.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is there any technical reason to use hyprland instead of sway? config seems more complicated and I do not care at all how window decorations or anything looks like.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, if you strongly prefer dynamic tiling, that'd be a reason. Sway is a manual tiler.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you can have autotiling via a github project, breaks tabbed view but you can exclude workspaces

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, if you strongly prefer dynamic tiling, that'd be a reason. Sway is a manual tiler.

            pacman -S autotiling-rs

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    moronic zoomer shit.
    I've got a pretty modern laptop and this basedtech made it run with 100% CPU utilisation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fake

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is only one good WM.
    >https://github.com/emacs-exwm/exwm

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Tried DWM but didn't like how I have to compile it and shit.
    you're really fricking stupid, like REALLY stupid. compiling is typing the word "make", and dwm takes less than 1 entire second to compile. if you can't do this then you need to go back to windows.
    >I'm savy but lazy. Is Hyprland any good? Is it stable? What's your favorite?
    >talks about hyperland but can't type the word make
    you can't type the word make so you want to switch from xorg to wayland? this makes zero sense and proves you're beyond moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP, but compiling is the easy part. What about all the patches, and configuration? That sounds like the complicated part to me, which makes me hesitant to try dwm.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What about all the patches, and configuration?
        https://github.com/bakkeby/dwm-flexipatch
        you literally just set "1" or "0" for each patch you want then you run make, this isn't hard. there's no need to go get any patch at all, getting patches is for morons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      See

      Not OP, but compiling is the easy part. What about all the patches, and configuration? That sounds like the complicated part to me, which makes me hesitant to try dwm.

      I configured DWM for an hour then found more and more things I either didn't like or wanted to add. I like options to configure shit but I don't want to tinker.

      >you want to switch from xorg to wayland?
      I have no preference I used both before either works. Currenly on xorg cause of xrandr.

      >See hyperland shill thread
      >try to install on debian
      >break everything incl the network manager, can't even connect to the internet
      Gayshit, back to KDE

      Fair that's exactly what I don't want. I will test it in a vm on debian see if fricks up like it did for you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't want to tinker.
        >but i want to tinker with wayland
        lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Can't say I encountered any problems when I tried it for a few months. Vanilla wayland ubuntu.

          >I will test it in a vm on debian see if fricks up like it did for you.
          Use timeshift before or it will frick up everything even if it passes in your vm

          Cheers I'll watch out for that fricker then.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I will test it in a vm on debian see if fricks up like it did for you.
        Use timeshift before or it will frick up everything even if it passes in your vm

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I configured DWM for an hour
        congrats, you're moronic. use flexipatch, it takes 2 seconds

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sway is just too good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      captcha agrees

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SEX

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >See hyperland shill thread
    >try to install on debian
    >break everything incl the network manager, can't even connect to the internet
    Gayshit, back to KDE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      imagine using wayland
      imagine using kde
      imagine using gnome
      all absolutely horrible software
      >debian
      BASED

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The logo looks like a noose, you should probably use it

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hyprland devs funded january 6th literal nazi bigots evil mien kampf e-readers bro

    vote joe 2024

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hyperland is based because the dev makes Drew Segfault seethe

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is it true that hyprland has performance issues especially with multiple monitors of varying resolutions?
    i currently use sway but there are quite a few things missing that makes me want to switch

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i haven't stopped using bspwm + sxhkd since it was first posted in the arch bbs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hyprland is basically bspwm for Wayland

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Windows 10

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As an alternative. I've been using xmonad for a few years and quite like it. Haskell is a good language for a sort of programmable config file

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i3 was bugging on me the last month locking up focus, literally just switch to dwm and crossing my fingers that shit doesnt return oh no i lost my riced out status bar but the hotkeys are easy enough to relearn

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > My logo is a blue flame of methane

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    herstbfphschbrapwm

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >install Hyprland
    >see an anime girl on the default wallpaper
    >realize it's likely made by a troon ricer with anime-fried brains who got more time than sense
    >uninstall
    I wonder why the logo looks like...

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    #1 hypergay shill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he shills wayland and hyprland but at the end of the day he uses x11 with awesomewm

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thread. ( i use sway btw )

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use sway, and the only thing i miss from awesome is that when i resize windows, they go back to default size when i re open them.

    Anyone knows if i can config this prob.??

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Arch linux / x11 / nvidia / 144 hz / gsync / i3 / emacs-native comp / firefox (no tab bar) / no dm just startx from term / efistub for boot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no dm just startx from term
      With sway you just type "sway" from the tty.
      Also it's mostly a drop-in replacement, you can carry over your config and be up and running in wayland in like 5 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mostly a drop-in replacement
        *For i3, I mean

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        works like crap on nvidia

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Tried DWM but didn't like how I have to compile it and shit. I'm savy but lazy
    too lazy to type "sudo make install"? take your meds

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cool but I have a 4090 and refuse to beta test Wayland. I also run 110 dpi monitors and have no need for Wayland whatsoever. I don’t hate Rust either but Wayland is an unmitigated disaster on nvidia and I somehow doubt its 100% nvidias fault after 15 years of that excuse because nvidia is literally perfect on x11.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        did you reply to the wrong post?

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can I get something similar using a WM?
    > KDE activities.
    > 2d virtual desktops.( Yes I don't really tile much, I just put each window on its separate desktop in two dimensional space.)
    > preferably Wayland.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can't remember what it was about hyprland that stopped me sticking with it. I think it might have been something in the config file that couldn't support what I wanted. So I went back to sway on minimal Arch. Hyprland is OK, the animations are good but that was the only thing I miss on sway.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like riverwm.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >be wayland
    >JUST SWITCH ALL YOUR SOFTWARE BRO
    nope. dwm just works, thanks though

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >JUST SWITCH ALL YOUR SOFTWARE BRO
      It's called Xwayland, dumbass. Nearly all X software works on Wayland.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Nearly all X software works on Wayland.
        does dwm and st and dmenu and slock work on it?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >dwm
          dwl
          https://codeberg.org/dwl/dwl
          >st
          Works
          >dmenu
          Works
          >slock
          No, but plenty of alternatives

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >just switch your software bro
            nope, sticking with xorg, hope this helps you out

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            dwl is a clone of dwm for Wayland, so IDK what you really have to lose, but suit yourself

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >replace your software goy
            >use clones goy
            no. dwm doesn't work, let me know when it does

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            dwl is dwm but with 200% more moronation, it is more hackey and retarted

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    x11-wm/awesome anyone?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Best for one for terminal associated activities. Gets out of your way and needs minimal input, literally perfect in that regard.
      Wouldn't use it for using traditional desktop (GUI) tasks.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tiling WM
    Sorry, I'm not a transexual.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i3 > everything else

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hyprland with tofi for launching apps works fine for me

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      segfault hates it? downloading hyprland rn

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    River because I used bspwm but X is deprecated

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't have multiple very large screens, you're a larper by using a tiling DM.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the only reason to use a tiling wm is if you have one small screen

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use sway, and the only thing i miss from awesome is that when i resize windows, they go back to default size when i re open them.

    Anyone knows if i can config this prob.??

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any way to have a window on multiple workspaces in i3 (window tagging/copying)

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    chad: switches software to be compatible with wayland
    autist: refuse to use wayland because new software is complicated and le bad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Telling me you took the vax without telling me.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        2 more weeks

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >dwm
    >muh micro dick
    >awesome
    >lua yuck.png
    >spectrwm
    >dwm for morons
    Who is the king of tiling wms? i3 and bspwm are normalgay tier and don't count

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Notice how i3 is kryptonite to the autismos and gender confused larpers in this thread. Tells you everything you need to know.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dwm(1)
    argumentation: it just werks
    I might switch to dwl soon tho

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use bspwm, it's pretty nice but I've been meaning to try hypr

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "hey just use <wayland-designed alternative> to what you have now, it's 95% similar and has 1 letter in its name changed"

    "shut up troony i will never use gayland"

    Tell me its name. Picom? You don't want to have to read a 3kb readme file? Removing a dotfile in your .config directory is too much work? Or is it that you unironically think wayland is a conspiracy to turn you trans?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mostly that it doesn’t do anything x11 doesn’t do besides fractional scaling. The ‘security’ stuff is nonsense for a home computer. Oh and it doesn’t work on nvidia. Im not changing my most expensive hardware when x11 works fine. Im trans btw.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >thing: *works*
      >STOP USING thing IMMEDIATELY, YOU NEED superior thing THAT DOES ALMOST EVERYTHING thing DOES AND TAKES 100 HOURS TO LEARN AND FRICK YOU BIGOT

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They both work. I think it's great how much improvement linux is seeing these last few years. For nvidia check out the TKG github.

        https://github.com/Frogging-Family/nvidia-all

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use i3. It's alright.
    As for hyprland, the only hyprland users I know have minimal configurations and have to pretend it's useable like that when it's really not. Dumbasses had a hard time connecting they laptops to the projector. But hyprland is probably fine 🙂

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know if it's possible to get real program icons to show in DWM? No I don't want to put some static icon. I want to know the actual program(s) running on each workspace. Looks like people just put in static icons and then load the programs there which frankly... is not why I'm using a pc.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What I realized is that I want a functional floating WM that has quarter tiling and basically nothing else.
    There is no software that actually fulfills this need and it's fricking absurd.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i3/sway that floats everything by default and tiles specific things on specific workspaces is probably pretty close.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think I might take some time to use spectrwm. I tried both i3wm and bspwm years ago.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      labwc pretty decent from the bit i messed around with it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >floating WM that has quarter tiling
      do want as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Zentile
      https://github.com/blrsn/zentile

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe calm window manager is for you or you can try bismuth.
      I3, Dwm, or something similar usually also have functional floating window too

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hyprland lead dev
    >Rajesh Kumar
    dropped

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      stop spreading misinformation, Drew. noone wants to use your troony wm

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    make sure you spend hundreds of hours getting used to some moronic tiling wm so you can maybe sometimes be more productive (when you don't fumble the combinations), at least you're able to take screenshots and get good boy points in rice threads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's easy to use them and keyboard shortcuts are way better than having a hundred icons all over your desktop like some pleb Windows user.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whats wrong with good boy points :3

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or just use Luke's LARBS setup if you want to be spoonfed at larbs.xyz then watch his youtube video "How DWM makes me look cool on the internet".

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you.
    don't.
    need.
    fricking.
    more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i need less. use dwm. i3 is super bloat shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        bloat is not a meaningful and not even defined measure, i3 has more features, therefore it has a bigger codebase
        dwm aside from having a smaller memory footprint (of like few MB lol) has nothing else to offer, instead it might also be slower slower since it uses dynamic tiling
        and talking about bloat, its source code ships dwmbar, which is needed to handle the moronic dwm workspaces
        >b-b-but le hacky source code and patches
        not even going to comment this autismo

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use sway, and the only thing i miss from awesome is that when i resize windows, they go back to default size when i re open them.

    Anyone knows if i can config this prob.???

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    http://xahlee.info/linux/why_tiling_window_manager_sucks.html

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >xah lee
      Opinion discarded.

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