May 26, 2018
Grid-based manual tiling window manager
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 does not allow weak tagging and always maps windows to virtual desktops called views with matching tags, regardless of the current active view.