I would like to introduce you to subtle:
subtle is a manual tiling window manager with a rather uncommon approach of tiling: Instead of relying on predefined layouts, subtle divides the screen into a grid with customizeable slots (called gravities). For better understanding, the default config uses a 3x3 grid and maps each gravity to one key of the numpad. With those keys, windows can be moved directly to the desired gravity - the same can be done with tagging rules in the config.
Another unique concept is the strict tagging: Unlike other tiling window managers, subtle doesn't allow weak tagging and always maps windows to virtual desktops (called views) with matching tags, regardless of the current active view.
- Builtin system tray
- Extendable builtin panel
- Customizeable key/mouse actions
- Focus on scripting (Ruby)
- Commandline client
- Extended window tagging
- Compliance (EWMH / ICCCM / MWM / XDG Base Directory)
- Multihead support (Xinerama / XRandR)
There is a debian package in unstable and testing.
Or if you prefer installing it by yourself:
If you have problems, suggestions or just want to talk about subtle feel free to join #subtle on irc.freenode.org, ask here or in the forum on the project page.