GlazeWM Tiling Window Management

GlazeWM is a powerful tiling window manager for Windows, designed to enhance productivity by allowing users to efficiently manage their windows and workspaces through keyboard-driven commands. This guide will walk you through the installation process and introduce you to some of the most commonly used hotkeys in GlazeWM.


There are several methods to install GlazeWM, ensuring flexibility depending on your preferences or requirements.

Direct Download

The simplest way to get GlazeWM up and running is by downloading the latest executable from the releases page. No installation is necessary; just run the .exe file.


For those who prefer package managers, GlazeWM can be installed via Winget with the following command:

winget install glazewm


GlazeWM offers a variety of hotkeys to streamline your workflow. Here are some of the most essential ones:

  • Alt + Arrow Keys: Move focus between windows
  • Alt + Shift + Arrow Keys: Move the focused window in the direction of the arrow keys
  • Alt + Number: Switch to a specific workspace (e.g., Alt + 1 for workspace 1)
  • Alt + Shift + Number: Move the focused window to a specific workspace

These hotkeys are customizable, and users are encouraged to tailor them to their specific needs through the GlazeWM settings.

Official Hotkey Maps

Alt Hotkeys

GlazeWM Hotkey Maps

Alt+Shift Hotkeys

GlazeWM Hotkey Maps2

Custom Hotkeys

I made some modifications based on the programs that I use all the time. Here are the ones I use the most:

  - command: "exec 'C:\\Program Files\\Thorium\\Application\\thorium.exe'"
    bindings: ["Alt+B"]
  - command: "exec wt"
    bindings: ["Alt+X"]
  - command: "exec explorer"
    bindings: ["Alt+E"]
  - command: "exec '%LOCALAPPDATA%\\Programs\\cursor\\Cursor.exe'"
    bindings: ["Alt+W"]

Personal Config

My doesn’t change that much from the default but I do have a few changes to the workspace layout. Mainly I hate the massive gaps by default. Here is a link to my config file:

Raw Config File

Livestream using GlazeWM

GlazeWM work starts at 33:35

Walkthrough Video