I used to run Xmonad with Unity 2D which I really love, but since Ubuntu 12.10 the Unity 2D is no more.

Are there any other tiling window managers that runs well with Unity (3D)?

I fell back to use Gnome panel and Xmonad. The pre-configured gnome-panel isn't as bad as it was a few releases ago. Although I still miss the global menu bar.


It's not exactly what you wanted, but there is support for some tiling-like features in Compiz:

Ctrl+Alt+1 on the number pad will put a window onto the bottom-left corner, and the rest of the numbers will put windows to other corners.
Ctrl+Winkey+Left will put the window on the left side of the screen, and Ctrl+Winkey+Right will put it on the right.

I hope that'll be of some use to you.

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    Thanks, but that is pretty much only useful when having one single monitor. I've got four. – speakman Feb 8 '13 at 7:18
  • Also have a look at "Put To Next Output" (part of the Put plugin), which moves the window to the next monitor. – Mihai Capotă Apr 24 '13 at 13:36

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