I posted about a month back about a couple of my coworkers using Ion3, a tiling window-manager. It has a huge slew of keyboard shortcuts that allow for quick flipping between windows and virtual desktops. However, it has not been under active development for a couple years now, which made me pretty hesitant to try it. Instead, I’ve been using “awesome”. It is, appropriately enough, pretty awesome. All keyboard shortcuts are configurable via a lua script. It’s very minimalistic and doesn’t package with all the things that I took for granted that Gnome took care of, though. However, it’s fairly easy to insert plugins for things like wifi network selection and volume control.
I should really figure out how to select a wifi network with command line anyway.