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I would like to have the menus, sidebar,the HUD, and the user friendliness ubuntu offers but I would like the window control and the window tiling capabilities of awesome together. Google has not helped me much in my search. Is this possible? how can I go about doing this?

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i use openbox WM. but I can't use unity and openbox together. if it is possible that would be great. But i think its impossible. –  Suhaib Dec 2 '12 at 2:20
    
I believe you can get a bunch of good tiling functionality from Compiz. Install Compiz Config. help.ubuntu.com/community/CompizConfig –  Geoff Dec 13 '12 at 14:41
    
I think the best situation right now is to use Awesome with Gnome: awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Quickly_Setting_up_Awesome_with_Gnome . I would love to have the Unity Dash with Awesome though and maybe the sidebar icons too but I'd rather have tiling than a fancy search box. I think there are other tools that do similar things to the Dash though. –  Ibrahim Dec 23 '12 at 21:49
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This isn't possible, Unity needs Compiz as it's a plugin, sorry!

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