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Amethyst
Amethyst
4.1
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Tiling window manager similar to xmonad.

4.1
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Amethyst overview

Amethyst is a tiling window manager similar to xmonad. It was originally written as an alternative to fjolnir's awesome xnomad but written in pure Objective-C. It's expanded to include some more features like Spaces support not reliant on fragile private APIs. Amethyst is free and open source under the MIT license.

Note: Amethyst must be given permissions to use the accessibility APIs under the Privacy tab of the Security & Privacy preferences pane. There is a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts that are available on the developer's webpage.

What’s new in version 0.17.0

Updated on Jan 30 2023

  • Support for extending existing layouts with custom layouts. Note: this includes a fix for encoding of window frames provided to getFrameAssignments that is a potentially breaking change for some custom layouts.
  • Support for setting a maximum number of displayed windows. Thanks, @MutatingFunc!
  • Support for disabling screen padding on native display. Thanks, @anthdono!
  • Support for XDG config hierarchies. Thanks, @cowboy-bebug!
  • Fix for not respecting option to not follow windows through space transitions. Thanks, @EvanDorsky!
  • Fix for incorrectly considering small windows.
  • Fix for an incorrect handling of lack of floating definition.
Full Changes
  • adds rest of layouts to sample config file by @dmartzol in #1307
  • Fix small typo by @max-sixty in #1312
  • Add autominimize setting (AKA window limit) by @MutatingFunc in #1083
  • Support XDG config by @cowboy-bebug in #1324
  • Send console.log in custom layouts to syslog by @rickythefox in #1322
  • Window limit by @MutatingFunc in #1319
  • Issue 1306: Fix "Follow thrown windows between spaces" setting not working by @EvanDorsky in #1333
  • Added option to disable screen padding on built-in display by @anthdono in #1293
  • Always treat quick swapped windows as "tabs" by @ianyh in #1360
  • Fix consideration of small windows by @ianyh in #1362
  • Fix the negative logic of floating list by @ianyh in #1363
  • Allow extending existing layouts by @ianyh in #1366
  • A slew of dependency updates by @ianyh in #1368
  • Update min os version in readme by @ianyh in #1369
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Information

License

Free

Size

6.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://ianyh.com/amethyst/

Downloads

6692

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
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Kai-Loehnert
Kai-Loehnert
May 23 2021
0.15.4
5.0
May 23 2021
5.0
Version: 0.15.4
after some quick testing im happy to say it looks good and makes tiling wm in macOS possible. the default keys are a little complicated but can changed .. 5 stars and I hope the developer keeps the program uptodate
nzrz
nzrz
Dec 17 2018
0.12.2
5.0
Dec 17 2018
5.0
Version: 0.12.2
Open source window manager under active development. It does it's job and works quite reliable. Thanks to the dev for this little lovely tool.
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Oct 9 2014
0.9.2
4.0
Oct 9 2014
4.0
Version: 0.9.2
This is very promising. Keeps all my windows neat because if I accidentally move one, it puts it back into postition. If you visit the GitHub project page at https://github.com/ianyh/Amethyst/issues you’ll see there are a number of suggestions.
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