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bluetile ubuntu xmonad

Bluetile is a tiling window manager for X based on xmonad which brings the benefits of a tiling window manager to the users who don’t want to learn a new programing language to configure their window manager. A tiling window manager is a window manager with an organization of the screen into mutually non-overlapping frames, as opposed to the more popular approach of coordinate-based stacking of overlapping objects (windows) that tries to fully emulate the desktop metaphor. It is especially useful for large screens but it's very useful on basically any screen resolution.


We already covered Bluetile HERE so check out that post for more info.


Until now, installing Bluetile required a lot of time, compiling and so on, but now Bluetile has been uploaded to Debian unstable thanks to Joachim Breitner and for easy Ubuntu installation, I've added it to the WebUpd8 PPA so now you can install Bluetile in just a few seconds.

To add the WebUpd8 PPA and install Bluetile (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx only!), run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bluetile


Then simply press "ALT + F2" and enter: "bluetile". In case the configuration window (dock) does not show up the first time, run "bluetile" again (it didn't show up the first time for me).
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