Re: [dev] uzbl

From: Uriel <>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 23:00:34 +0200

On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 9:47 PM, Michael <> wrote:
> Jacob Todd wrote:
>> Has anyone tried out uzbl ( Seems interesting, it would
>> be nice to replace firefox with this. I plan on installing it on my
>> gentoo system later today.
> I have tried it already, and found very nasty thing about native
> language handling (filed bug already), although I think the idea is
> fantastic. I really tired with firefox eating hundred of megs, although
> everything I need is a rendered page; text and "diet" browsers didn't
> work well with sites which I visit regularly.
> Although concept of one page per instance isn't very useful for me right
> now. I use dwm, and I want web page be full screen, but if I'm not in
> monocle mode, pages get shrunk in a half if there is more than one page,
> which is bad, and monocle mode isn't useful because I want my terminal
> windows be tiled.
> I would be happy with buffers concept, like in Vim - you see only one
> buffer in a time, but able to switch between, but probably it isn't what
> developers want.

That is a window management issue, it should be handled by the window
manager, as you well note later on.

One thing I hate is every damned app trying to do its own quirky
pseudo-window-management, this is something that the uzbl people have
got right, and I hope they don't change it.


> Another solution would be create tag for unwanted pages and bring one
> (or few) of them to front when I need them, but unfortunately, to make
> such things automatic dwm needs some kind of remote control, which is
> not implemented yet (and probably won't).
> Anyway, great idea, thank you very much.
Received on Sun May 24 2009 - 21:00:34 UTC

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