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subtle is a grid-based manual tiling window manager with a strong focus on easy but customizable look and feel. In comparison to other tiling window managers, subtle has no automatic tiling of the screen size in any way. Instead, windows are arranged according to positions inside of a grid. These positions are called gravities.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Aug 2011 12:00

    Release Notes: This release contains three major changes along with many bugfixes. The color configuration has been replaced with an extensive styling system. The stacking has been rewritten to keep the respective levels of the windows. The gravity calculation uses proper percentage for x/y positions now.

    •  09 Apr 2011 17:36

      Release Notes: This release includes minor bug fixes, updated handling of grabs in sublets, double buffering, and improved stippling for panels and emacs-style keychains.

      •  18 Jan 2011 15:46

        Release Notes: This release contains major rewrites and fixes of various parts like handling of close/destroy events, EWMH states, and size hints. Colors have been cleaned up, and icons are now possible either in the panel as standalone, in view buttons, or as sole view buttons. On multihead, XRandR is now the default and xinerama is only used if XRandR doesn't work or has been disabled via the command line. (for NVIDIA). There were only subtle changes in subtlext and small changes of the output of the list and config command in sur. For debugging purposes, subtle uses message levels now.

        •  10 Nov 2010 20:42

          Release Notes: This release contains major changes like new screen handling to display a view per screen, updated colors, and improved API, along with many bugfixes. Also included is sur (subtle user repository) and a set of unit tests for subtlext based on riot.

          •  31 Aug 2010 17:39

            Release Notes: Many bufgixes and a new DSL for the config file.


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