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A pure-Python tiling window manager.

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A full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written and configured in Python

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  • Simple, small and extensible. It’s easy to write your own layouts, widgets and commands.

  • Configured in Python.

  • Runs as an X11 WM or a Wayland compositor.

  • Command shell that allows all aspects of Qtile to be managed and inspected.

  • Complete remote scriptability - write scripts to set up workspaces, manipulate windows, update status bar widgets and more.

  • Qtile’s remote scriptability makes it one of the most thoroughly unit-tested window managers around.


Qtile is supported by a dedicated group of users. If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to fire off an email to our mailing list or join us on IRC. You can also ask questions on the discussions board.

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Example code

Check out the qtile-examples repo which contains examples of users’ configurations, scripts and other useful links.


Please report any suggestions, feature requests, bug reports, or annoyances to the GitHub issue tracker. There are also a few tips & tricks, and guidelines for contributing in the documentation.

Please also consider submitting useful scripts etc. to the qtile-examples repo (see above).


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