I am currently using KDE and it works fine for me. I don’t want to spend days configuring a tiling WM. Is there a TWM that works well out of the box?

@curious
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Is there a TWM that works well out of the box? no

I love about sway/i3 → my desktop doesn’t change. Once you got everything setup the way you like it, stuff just works. Beside this, switching between applications on different workspaces becomes a natural thing to do. When I think file-manage, my fingers press alt+3 and the focus is on the file manager… that is the magic of tiling window managers.

@vis4valentine
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I recenfly came back to I3. Its absolutely worth it.

Once u get used to it you will find that you will use your desktop more efficiently. Is extra good if you have a low resources machine.

@k_o_t
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prolly not unless you have a really shitty trackpad lol

it can be made to look very nice, but you’ll have to spend some time configuring/reimplementing every single tiny detail, and even if all of this is optimized to absolute perfection, i doubt the time save in the end would be that much

@HelixNebula
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Thanks. I will just test it on my notebook for now, then. Although I admit, saving time isn’t really that big of an issue for me. I honestly just think riced TWMs look cool. :)

@k_o_t
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if you’re just trying to make a beautiful setup, you need to choose carefully your wm though: tbh most of them look bad no matter what you do to them, while others can be made absolutely stunning really

@joojmachine
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tbh the main selling point of it is that you can pick and prod and tweak it extensively to make it look and feel EXATLY like you want, for your use case I think you’re more than fine with KDE

@abbenm
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It can be really fun, and one of the best things about Linux as a desktop experience is the brutally fast window managers the never crashed, never hang to load, and rarely if ever behave in weird and unexpected ways. But you have to be customizing it all the time, you have to memorize all kinds of special hotkeys, and it has to be really important to you to have things just right for a special workflow. Which might be the case if yours, say, a programmer or something like that. But it can be an awful lot of hassle to fine-tune things just the way you want them.

CHEF-KOCH
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Try bismuth, works even with Wayland enabled.

https://github.com/Bismuth-Forge/bismuth

Decide for yourself if you like it or not.

@HelixNebula
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Looks awesome, I will definitely try it. Thanks.

@charlieb
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I’ve used several TWMs that I loved but ultimately I just went back to gnome. There were a couple of reasons: I got tired of having to configure stuff or at least memorize a bunch of shortcuts and the failed to handle multi-window applications like gimp (in the pre-single window mode days).

I used dwm, i3 and wmii and they were all usable except for the issues above.

✨ krawieck ✨
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I personally think it’s worth trying out. I used dwm for a while and it was a pretty pleasant experience

@HelixNebula
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I have decided I will test i3 and dwm on my pinebook pro and see if it’s something I want to run on my desktop pc.

Herkules
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I prefer a regular WM on a desktop and a tiling WM on my laptop. So if you dont have a good mice i would recommend a tiling WM. I personally use xfce and i3/sway. But i would suggest to try them for a while with a basic configuration, and if they serves you well, cofigure it to taste.

@Brattea
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No, it’s only really a tinkering tool. I prefer free as in free time, so I can actually do work.

musicmatze
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It works fine for you, as you said. So no need to switch, right?

I am a Linux power user for over 10 years, used tiling window managers most of the time but switched to KDE Plasma about two years ago and am completely happy with it.

My advice: if you’re happy, there’s no need to change anything!

@Octorine
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A few years ago, I bought a new computer and when installing the OS on it, I decided that rather than installing XMonad right away like usual I’d leave the default Gnome shell on it and just use that until it annoyed me enough to switch. Surprisingly, it didn’t annoy me, so I’ve just stuck with it ever since.

@muff
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no

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