system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface.
The nwm was written by Mikito Takada (mixu). The author describes it as:
a dynamic window manager for X11 written with Node.js.
However, the nwm window manager has some quirks in it. They are not critical. For example, not all windows from the start are positioned correctly within an already present tiling setup (Emacs). But most of the quirks can be corrected by simply issuing a rearrange command.
I have been looking for other tiling window managers, that work well with Gnome out of the box. Here is the (non-exhaustive) list (randomly ordered):
A discussion on this topic, and a list of EWMH compatible window managers:
- Is there a keyboard-centric desktop/WM available?
- Extended Window Manager Hints: Tiling and dynamic window managers
Over the next little while I hope to try some of these out!