When comparing UWM vs Wingo, the Slant community recommends Wingo for most people. In the question“What are the best window managers for Linux?” Wingo is ranked 39th while UWM is ranked 42nd.
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Pro Window hex menu
UWM utilizes a hex menu for interaction with each application menu. This allows each window to forgo the normal open/close buttons found on the border, giving each window a very uniform look. The hex menu is brought to focus by clicking on any application's window border.
Pro Easily accessible online documentation
While some portions of the documentation are incomplete, the important parts (first start, command line options, configuration, etc.) are well written and easy to find.
Pro Can be used on almost any Unix-like OS
UWM can run on just about any Unix-like OS as it is extremely lightweight and only has one required dependency: X11.
Pro Support for both tiling and floating
Pro Easy to configure
Configure through the several test files.
Pro Multi-head support
Pro Easy to use
Con Limited keyboard shortcuts
There are limited keyboard shortcuts supported in UWM (though more are planned for upcoming releases).
Con Default startup config has something a bit annoying
You'll know what this means when you get it, but you can get rid of it. Reminiscent of old Windows versions and Nokia phones.
Con No "modes" like in i3
This would be useful if you wanted to turn the brightness up. Having it set to: Super+b; k; Esc. You can't do this in Wingo, although you could make a script to do such a thing.