Bluetile 0.6

A modern tiling window manager with a gentle learning curve
Bluetile
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Bluetile is a tiling window manager for X, based on the xmonad project. Windows are arranged automatically to tile the screen without gaps or overlap, maximising screen use. Bluetile's focus lies on making the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers by drawing on known conventions and providing both mouse and keyboard access for all features. It also tries to be usable 'out of the box', requiring minimal to no configuration in most cases.

Bluetile started as a university project and topic of my thesis (you can find slides of my talks and the thesis online, but only in German). It now continues as an open source project. See the wiki for more background on the motivation behind Bluetile and its relationship to xmonad.

This is a list of most keyboard shortcuts for Bluetile:

Win+Return Launch terminal
Win+p Launch GNOME "Run application" dialog
 
Win+a Switch to stacking window layout
Win+s Switch to tiled horizontal layout
Win+d Switch to tiled vertical layout
Win+f Switch to fullscreen layout
 
Win+j Move focus to the next window
Win+k Move focus to the previous window
Win+Space Move focus to the master window
Win+Shift+j Swap the focused window with the next window
Win+Shift+k Swap the focused window with the previous window
Win+Shift+Space Swap the focused window with the master window
 
Win+h Shrink the master area
Win+l Expand the master area
Win+u Shrink a slave area
Win+i Expand a slave area
Win+, Increment the number of windows in the master area
Win+. Decrement the number of windows in the master area
 
Win+Shift+c Close the focused window
Win+z Maximize/zoom focused window
Win+m Minimize focused window
Win+Shift+m Restore next minimized window
Win+o Show window menu for focused window
Win+t Push dialog window back into tiling
 
Win+1 .. Win+9, Win+0 Switch to workspace N
Win+Shift+1 .. Win+Shift+9, Win+Shift+0 Move client to workspace N
Win+w, Win+e, Win+r Switch to physical/Xinerama screens 1, 2 or 3
Win+Shift+w, Win+Shift+e, Win+Shift+r Move client to physical/Xinerama screen 1, 2 or 3
 
Win+F5 Refresh layout
Win+Shift+q Quit Bluetile

Main features:

  • Hybrid approach: Stacking window layout & tiling layouts available
  • Maximizing & minimizing windows in all layouts
  • All features accessible from mouse, as well as keyboard
  • Good multihead support
  • Designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment

last updated on:
November 28th, 2011, 8:15 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
www.bluetile.org
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Jan Vornberger
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Window Managers
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What's New in This Release:
  • This maintenance release was prompted by the release of xmonad 0.10.
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