Re: [dev] number of visible windows?

From: Jacob Todd <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:56:15 +0000

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 03:11:46PM -0500, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> Nothing, except it's completely opposed to the fundamental concept of
> dwm. You do not have a per-tag layout. You have a layout. This
> layout is in charge of deciding how to render the clients that match
> the tags you've selected to be displayed. When you start assigning
> layouts to tags instead of to displays, you've lost the simplicity of
> the current system. For instance, in your example, what happens when
> you alt-tab to the previous tagset? Does the client who just
> inherited a layout revert to its previous layout, or does it retain
> the layout it just inherited? What happens to the other tags in the
> tagset? Do they remain the same, or do they inherit the layout from
> the tag that inherited the layout from the original tagset? Even
> asking these questions is complex and stupid; there's no way the
> answer can make any sense.
> All layout-per-tag essentially does is move dwm from being a
> tagged-client window manager to a tagged-workspace window manager.
> The former makes sense and can be implemented in a sane way, the
> latter requires more complexity and edge-case handling in the code,
> and nobody here wants that.
> --
> # Kurt H Maier

Seems plausible. I'll have to play around with dwm without the pertag patch for
a little while.

On the other hand, what do you guys think of the push patch?

Jake Todd
// If it isn't broke, tweak it!

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