If you’re looking to up your productivity and efficiency on the Linux desktop, Jack Wallen thinks you might benefit from a tiling window manager. Learn what these types of desktops can do for you.
Image: Jack Wallen
If you’re new to Linux, you’ve probably never heard of a tiling window manager. If you’re new to Linux, and you mistakenly try out a tiling window manager, you’re in for a surprise. Tiling window managers have been around for a while and for the uninitiated they can be a real challenge.
The idea behind the tiling window manager is to efficiently and automatically organize your desktop for you. Most tiling window managers do this quite well—you open one app and it places it, automatically maximized, on your screen. Open another app and it splits the screen with the first app. Continue opening apps and…