Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Jan. 06 2008,13:17
It is tiling by default, but the behavior can be toggled and individual windows can be configured to automatically float. Any fixed-size window, such as murgalua apps without resizable(), will always float.
|Does it support floating windows or is it tiling?|
I honestly never noticed, but it seems to be pretty much the typical staggering and overlapping that you see in most other window managers. I have only a few multi-window apps set to float, such as mtpaint.
|If floating, does it have intel to try to place window with no overlaps.|
I hardly ever use icons unless it's just for a temporary change of screenery. I have several frequently used X applications set to launch from key combinations. I also use dmenu along with various scripts (bound to hotkeys) to create menus for other applications, reading documentation, managing uci installation, etc. So I actually do have a graphical menu, although it's not used frequently.
|No menu; are you using icons or everything CLI?|
DWM is not what I'd consider user friendly in the commonly used mouse-driven sense of the term, and I don't recommend it to anyone unless they want to try something very unlike the typical modern desktop. It has its drawbacks, and is definitely not perfect (example: some transient windows can be very annoying when tiled), but I like it mainly for its size and speed, and for the fact that it stays mostly off the screen and off my mind. The status bar can also be toggled, and the 1-pixel window borders can be removed, so in that case it would take up 0% of the screen =o)