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Wow, it looks great. xmonad got me hooked on tiling WMs but I had to switch to i3 because my haskell-fu sucked. At first it did not bother me and I was content with jgoerzen's default config plus a few minor tweaks. As I became more knowledgeable about xmonad it was obvious that my haskell handicap was preventing me from achieving the workflow that I wanted.

The one thing that worries me is the xrandr support borked[1] bug. Can anyone comment on xrandr and qtile?

[1] https://github.com/qtile/qtile/issues/32




(Author of said bug and ratiotile layout, and battery widget). Nope, not ideal, but I've been using qtile with multiple monitors for 3+ years now.

Restarting qtile isn't that bad though because you don't lose your windows, just the layout of them. And because I have my most common layout first, it turns out not to bug me.

For me it just feels right[0], even with its warts. I'm glad Tycho and others are pushing it forward! I miss it everytime I use a mac or other machines. Plus the kids think at my child's elementary school think my computer is "awesome"! :)

[0]- http://hairysun.com/About/

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It looks like if there is a problem, you can restart qtile and be OK. Also, you might be able to get away with setting your monitor configuration with xrandr before starting qtile.

If you like tiling and multiple monitor support, I suggest you check out Wingo. [1] It's a hybrid window manager written in Go, and configured in simple INI-like files.

Disclaimer: I'm the author.

[1] - https://github.com/BurntSushi/wingo

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That's a good point - you can script saving/restoring your windows, do your xrandr stuff, and restart qtile and it should work just fine. Admittedly not ideal, though.

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I can comment to say that nobody has really looked at it, so it's unfortunately probably still broken :-(. Patches are definitely welcome, though!

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