xmonad VS i3

Compare xmonad vs i3 and see what are their differences.

xmonad

The core of xmonad, a small but functional ICCCM-compliant tiling window manager (by xmonad)

i3

A tiling window manager for X11 (by i3)
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xmonad i3
69 167
2,848 7,955
2.1% 3.1%
7.6 6.0
24 days ago 7 days ago
Haskell C
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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xmonad

Posts with mentions or reviews of xmonad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-05.

i3

Posts with mentions or reviews of i3. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-27.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing xmonad and i3 you can also consider the following projects:

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

awesome - awesome window manager

bspwm - A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

wslg - Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios

tmux - tmux source code

exwm - Emacs X Window Manager

j4-dmenu-desktop - A fast desktop menu

kwin-tiling - Tiling script for kwin

polybar - A fast and easy-to-use status bar

lev-dwm - LEV Linux's window manager (a fork of dwm)

Rectangle - Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas

dotfiles-2.0 - XMonad™️. Widgets go brr.