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Automatic Tiling for EWMH Complaint Window Managers

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On-demand tiling for Openbox, Xfce and other EWMH Complaint Window Managers.

Table of Contents


  • Workspace based tiling. You can enable tiling in one workspace and leave others untouched.
  • Ships with two simple tiling layouts (Vertical & Horizontal)
  • Customizable gap between tiling windows.
  • Autodetection of panels and docks.


Download the pre-compiled binary from releases page and set executable permission.

$ chmod a+x zentile-linux-amd64
$ ./zentile-linux-amd64

Or compile from source

$ go get -u
$ go install


Default Keybinding

Ctrl+Shift+t Tile current workspace
Ctrl+Shift+u Untile current workspace
Ctrl+Shift+s Cycle through layouts
Ctrl+Shift+n Goto next window
Ctrl+Shift+p Goto previous window
Ctrl+] Increase size of master windows
Ctrl+[ Decrease size of master windows
Ctrl+Shift+i Increment number of master windows
Ctrl+Shift+d Decrement number of master windows

The config file is located at



Inspired by BurntSushi's pytyle.
This project would not have been possible without xgbutil.
Logo was made with Logomakr


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