x-tile: arrange open windows


Tiling window managers have a great feature, they can automatically time windows to provide you the best experience. However, the minimal tiling window managers may not be the choice of everyone. x-tile is a GTK utility to try out for arranging windows.

x-tils shows you a list of all open windows and allows you to arrange them by selection. It’ quite useful when you need to multitask, e.g., you are watching a video and reading the news on the browser side by side.


  • many tiling geometries, custom tiling layout
  • undo tiling
  • invert tiling order
  • optional system tray docking and menu
  • filter to avoid listing some windows
  • filter to check some windows by default
  • command line interface
  • works with gnome, kde, xfce, lxde and any other DE supporting GTK


To install x-tile on Ubuntu, run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install x-tile

Webpage: x-tile

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