So if tiling is so great why isn’t everyone using it. Everyone is in the habit of being wrong. Just generally. Historical inertia. Most software that has been written to be in the standard floating environment. Composing workflows means composing applications. Which are spotty in the general user space. For example, look at this timer app given an unusual size: Trash, unusable trash, awful, horrifying, jank.
Here’s the thing, you use janky tiling as is. It’s frankly rare to find someone engaging with their window manager. I expect you to do a very small subset of actions with your computer: You full screen a web browser, always, no exception. You use a software suite that requires fullscreen and if it’s a complex task it’s built-in and has its own rolled tiling system.
I want a tiling desktop environment. … let me explain: So you normal computer user, everything you’ve known was based on the “desktop metaphor”, your an office worker in the black and white days, and your work gets a doohicky that confuses you. You don’t have time to learn anything, you need to work on the documents and fax them to management. So they made a half baked translation of your old work into what computers are doing.