Quicktile is an nifty Python script by Stephan Sokolow that lets you tile windows in non-tiling window managers. I am currently using it with Xfce and Fluxbox (with and without xcompmgr). So far it has been pretty sweet.
The default key-bindings assume you have a numeric keypad, which my main lappy lacks. So, I cobbled together the following
quicktile.cfg. It uses the alphabetic keys on the right side of a QWERTY keyboard, with key locations mapping to tile location. It also uses Windows+Alt to mask the commands instead of the original Ctrl+Windows.
[general] cfg_schema = 1 UseWorkarea = True ModMask = Mod1 Mod4 [keys] C = move-to-center H = horizontal-maximize V = vertical-maximize 0 = maximize b = bottom-left n = bottom m = bottom-right j = left k = middle l = right i = top-left o = top p = top-right KP_Enter = monitor-switch