i3

i3

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About i3

A dynamic tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C.

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Pros of i3

Fully configurable (including tiling)
Excellent documentation
Easily readable plain-text configuration
Fast
especially on weaker hardware
Windows can be turned into Tabs
Easily switch to and manage floating windows
Can stack
Can be reloaded quickly and configured without a client restart
RandR support
No window borders
VIM Style key bindings
Configuration allow multi-monitor support
Never have to take hands off keyboard
Simple to use
Terminal bell can be used to notify of completed actions
Sane development process
Layouts can be saved and reused
Great choice for keyboard users

Cons of i3

Poor floating window support
Missing "include" possibility in config
Steep learning curve
No shortcut to switch between two recently used applications/windows
Not very configurable
It has some issues with transparency
Cannot share workspaces between monitors
A program running on Discrete GPU may have problem rendering
Manual tiling
The plain-text configuration may not be suitable for beginners
Documentation is online