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In computing, a dynamic window manager is a tiling window manager where windows are tiled based on preset layouts between which the user can switch. Layouts typically have a master area and a slave area. The master area usually shows one window, but one can also change the amount of windows in this area. The point of it is to reserve more space for the more important window(s). The slave area shows the other windows.
Tiling window managers that don't use layouts are called manual tiling window managers. They let the user decide where windows should be placed.
X Window System
The following dynamic window managers are available for the X Window System:
- bug.n - Amongst other flavours is a dynamic, tiling window manager, which tries to clone the functionality of dwm (see list of X window managers) (GPL).
- Windawesome - A highly customizable dynamic window manager written in C# (GPL v2).
- Mosaico - A dynamic, tiling window manager with on-screen preview and layout-saving features (Commercial with free trial).