Tiled scrollable window management for Gnome Shell (by paperwm)

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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of PaperWM. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.
  • how to install paperWM on fedora34 | 2021-10-20
  • Scud - managing windows by tiling and sliding | 2021-10-17
    PaperWM is the original inspiration, but then I acted on the suggestion of one of the developers of cardboard and made a plugin for Wayfire.
  • Tiling window manager/DE
    About the tiling there are extensions that alleviate some of the issues that GNOME's default tiling has. WinTile is one that adds 4 corner tiling just like Windows 10, (although I had some problems with snapping in/out the top panel and ended up not using it. Perhaps one day native 4 corner tiling will be implemented). ShellTile, gTile, PaperWM and the Pop shell are some extensions that give GNOME some advanced tiling capabilities. I personally don't use them as I'm happy with the default stacking GNOME workflow and prefer to use a standalone Tiling WM like sway if I need to, but I see the value in having a Tiling WM in GNOME and these are some of the extensions I've heard the most positive things.
  • Simple ultrawidescreen tiling extension suggestion | 2021-10-04
  • Any scrolling+tiling WM for Wayland? | 2021-10-01
    I've been looking around for a tiling WM that doesn't restrict the window placement to a frame but allows scrolling sideways. The only one I've found is a plugin for Gnome, PaperWM. Is there any scrolling+tiling WM out there that I've missed?
  • How many of you use a tilling window manager? | 2021-05-17
  • For those of you that use full Desktop Environments, what's your favorite, and why? | 2021-04-10
    Hopelessly addicted to gnome with paperWM. Being able to just leave window management to the system is incredibly convenient, everything is just put in a long line automatically where I can scroll between windows and rearrange them by hand if I need to.
  • Tiling on Wayland | 2021-03-26
    Oftentimes I've suggested here in kreddit that there should be an optional tiling mode shipped with kwin by default in hopes of that idea gaining some traction, though now I'm more fond of things like PaperWM and wish there would be such thing for kde/kwin.
  • What’s the best Tiling Window Manager for laptops?
    I personally haven't tried that script, just seen it mentioned a few times. Personally I use paperwm for gnome on my laptop, but it doesn't work exactly like other tiling systems (which is why I like it to be honest).
  • Tiled scrollable window management for Gnome Shell | 2021-03-04
  • Navigate your code like it's 2021 | 2021-03-04
  • Best Extensions? | 2021-02-17
    Check out PaperWM. It adds auto tiling functionality to the existing gnome workspaces.
  • PaperWM [Scrollable Tiling of Windows] | 2021-02-04
  • How do I remove the Border Around the Active Window Caused by PaperWM | 2021-02-04
  • Fediverse in 2020 | 2021-01-20
    I'm the minority but as someone who uses PaperWM (horizontal scrolling tiling wm) 16:9 is ideal for me

    But I get it, not for most people


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