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What is the best tiling window manager for Windows?

I'm looking for something like awesome.

It would be nice if it removes the title bar and has "comfortable" shortcut keys (for me that's vi keys, but feel free to use your own reference). Open source would be a plus.

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Seems like a very constructive question to me. – drozzy Mar 6 '12 at 15:58
I really like WinDivvy. It has a really nice GUI but it cost a bit. – Sawny Nov 6 '12 at 19:44
Don't see how this isn't construtive – Mike McFarland Jul 7 '13 at 0:28
@MikeMcFarland Asking for "what's the best…?" is the prime example of a non-constructive question, since everyone defines this differently. – slhck Jul 21 '13 at 12:52
MaxTo is a pretty good tiling manager, you can get it for as cheap as $10. Divvy isn't bad either. – leetNightshade Dec 6 '13 at 0:25

bug.n is nice, and Open Source. :-)

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+1; I tried it, and love it. I especially like the fact that it can be disabled very easily (windows+shift+q) and is customizable through its config files. Oh, and being a DWM clone doesn't hurt :D – Babu Sep 6 '09 at 1:23
Yep, really doesn't :-) – sevenfourk Nov 20 '09 at 21:47
I don't know why uoi're linking to freenet (blocked by my proxy), but Wikipedia links to for bug.n – Ed Brannin Jun 22 '10 at 14:11
It doesn't work well with Chrome, does it? The tabs simply disappear. – André Paramés Apr 9 '11 at 16:51
It is also very confusing - there is no tutorial on how to use it, or documentation that I can see anywhere. – drozzy Mar 6 '12 at 15:59

It doesn't remove title bars, but you can use Winsplit Revolution to use create keyboard shortcuts for regions ("tiles") on your screen.

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This, sir, is the best thing since sliced bread – marines Jan 23 '14 at 20:32
Bummer, the site is dead. Can still get it from other download sites, just not the main one. – leetNightshade Jun 18 '14 at 15:29
It is discontinued. – laggingreflex Nov 3 '14 at 20:43

From a wikipedia article:

  • WindowSizer - Tiles windows (shareware)
  • WinSplit - Tiles windows using keyboard shortcuts (freeware)
  • HashTWM - Tiling window manager with automatic tiling (MIT/X11)
  • GridMove - Tiles and arranges windows on sophisticated layouts with hotkeys and multi-monitor support (freeware/donationware)
  • bug.n - Dynamic, tiling window manager, which tries to clone the functionality of dwm (see list of X window managers) (GPL)
  • MaxTo - Tiles windows on user-defined grid by intercepting windows that are maximized or using hotkeys. Supports multi-monitor setups (shareware)
  • Twinsplay - Tiles windows using keyboard shortcuts (trial/closed source)
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+1 MaxTo isn't free, but it's pretty darn cheap considering how well it works. – Chris S Jun 17 '11 at 18:24
+1 AquaSnap (not in answer but in the wikipedia list) – laggingreflex Nov 3 '14 at 20:45

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