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=== About Qtile ===
Qtile is a highly configurable tiling window manager distributed under MIT license. It handles both '''tiling and floating''' layouts. It is especially a good alternative to [[Package:Awesome (Window Manager)|Awesome]] for those who are more used to [[Python]] than [[Package:Lua|Lua]]. Indeed, Qtile is written and configured entirely in Python. So whether you are Python guru or whether you are learning Python for a few time, Qtile is an ideal choice to get your environment fit ''your'' needs and feel. If you don't know Python, you can still stuck to the default configuration or pick out one of the [https://github.com/qtile/qtile-examples configuration examples] but a basic understanding of Python language is recommended though.
=== Installation ===
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=== Getting Started ===
 
When Qtile is run and no valid configuration file is found, it fallsback to [https://github.com/qtile/qtile/blob/v0.9.1/libqtile/resources/default_config.py the default configuration]. So, the first time you run qtile, you should be welcomed with a black background and [https://github.com/qtile/qtile/blob/v0.9.1/libqtile/resources/default_config.py#L109-L123 a bottom bar]. On the left of this bottom bar, stands [https://github.com/qtile/qtile/blob/v0.9.1/libqtile/resources/default_config.py#L85 the list of your workspaces represented by the characters 'a', 's', 'd', 'f', 'u', 'i', 'o', 'p']. On the right of the bottom bar, you should see [https://github.com/qtile/qtile/blob/v0.9.1/libqtile/resources/default_config.py#L116-L118 "default config" followed by the date and time].
 
=== Configuration ===
 
Qtile looks in the following places for a configuration file, in order:
 
# The location specified by the -f argument.
# $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/qtile/config.py, if it is set
# ~/.config/qtile/config.py
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