Install Qtile Window Manager on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Debian Wheezy

Qtile is a pretty window manager written in Python. The Qtile Window Manager is very customizable and extendable. Here are some screenshots of Qtile.

Qtile is simple, small, and extensible. It’s easy to write your own layouts, widgets, and built-in commands.

Installing the Qtile Window Manager on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tycho-s/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qtile

Installing the Qtile Window Manager on Debian Wheezy

Step 1: Create the file /etc/apt/sources.d/tycho.list and paste the following two code lines:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tycho-s/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tycho-s/ppa/ubuntu precise main

Step 2: Install the key:

$ curl "http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x8516D5EEF453E809" > tyco.key
sudo apt-key add tyco.key

Step 3: Install Qlite:

$ sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install qtile

Step 4 and final: To get it running, do this:

$ mkdir -p ~/.config/qtile
$ cp /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/libqtile/resources/default-config.py ~/.config/qtile/config.py

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