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Author Topic: Bug.n - A Gridmove similar application  (Read 3116 times)


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Bug.n - A Gridmove similar application
« on: September 13, 2009, 08:24 AM »
This application seems to be similar to our very own jgpaiva's GridMove

bug.n is a software collection for tiling window management.

What is tiling window management?
→ Please refer to the "Q & A" section.

The benefit of tiling window management is, that you do not have to move and resize windows manually to get the wanted contents visible and in order.
bug.n arranges the windows dynamically, which means, that recently opened or closed windows are immediately included in the layout causing all windows to be rearranged not leaving any partially overlapping windows or empty screen space.
Please refer to the "Screenshots" section for a first impression of bugn-tiled windows.

The collection comprises several versions for Windows® * and *n?x/*BSD written in different scripting languages (AutoHotkey or pythonTM)

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 09:22 AM by jgpaiva, Reason: updated URL »


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Re: Bug.n - A Gridmove similar application
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 08:54 AM »
Interesting.. And it's ahk!


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Re: Bug.n - A Gridmove similar application
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 04:30 AM »
This is a killer tool. Once you have experienced tiling wm on linux, it's hard to go back to babysitting windows.
It has a few issues:
1- when using dual monitors, it gets really confused if the main monitor has no open windows. It sort of things that the two monitors are one, places the pointer in the center, effectively taking away focus from what you were doing. The workaround is to always keep at least one window open.
2- sometimes when closing a window it leaves the empty space it used. This space is unused forever by any other window. When this happens you may want to restart it

Still, the closest implementation of a proper wm in windows that I could find.
I'd be curious to see other DCers coming up with solutions to these problems above (the author confesses this is his first ahk script, they may be fixable by someone with more experience).
Have you found any other tiling wm for windows?


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Re: Bug.n - A Gridmove similar application
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 06:32 AM »
the website mentioned in the OP is dead, here is the new address: http://www.autohotkey.net/~joten/