SYNOPSISbluetile [--help] [--version] [--restart]
DESCRIPTIONBluetile is a tiling window manager designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping. Bluetile tries to make 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.
- Designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment
- Hybrid approach: Stacking window layout & tiling layouts available
- All features accessible from mouse, as well as keyboard
- Maximizing & minimizing windows in all layouts
- Good multihead support
- Proper handling of fullscreen applications
OVERVIEWTo quickly get up and running just start Bluetile from your current window manager/desktop environment (preferably GNOME). Bluetile will replace the currently running window manager (if the window manager supports this) and start up.
One way to set up Bluetile as your default window manager under GNOME is to make sure that the environment variable WINDOW_MANAGER contains the path to the Bluetile binary before GNOME starts. This can be achieved by putting something like the following line into ~/.gnomerc:
If you use a packaged version of Bluetile, your distribution might already provide you with a preconfigured xsession.
OPTIONS--help print help message
--version print the version number
--restart request a running Bluetile process to restart
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTSThis 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+b Toggle to previously displayed workspace 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
CONFIGURATIONEdit the file ~/.bluetilerc to configure Bluetile.
AUTHORJan Vornberger <[email protected]>