DEV Community

Discussion on: How To Install Pop Shell Window Tiling Extension On Ubuntu 20.04 Or 20.10, Fedora, Debian, And Arch Linux Or Manjaro

jimpriest profile image
Jim Priest

Long time i3 user - wonder how this compares?

shahinsha profile image
Shahin Sha Author

For i3 we have to change the desktop environment while login(from gnome/kde/any to i3).However, the pop shell is installed as an extension and we do not have to change the environment .
Another advantage is that we can change back from tiling to stacking mode with click of button. I don't think you need to change from i3 to pop shell, if you are a long time user. This is for beginners who are new to tiling window managers. Personally I would choose pop shell over i3. Again, it's my personal choice and it's your decision.