Re: [dev] [wmii] Between tiling and floating

From: Thomas Dahms <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:40:53 +0200


On 07/26/2010 12:17 PM, LuX wrote:
> Thus I am wondering if it would be possible:
> 1) to increase dynamically the width of the focused column of a given
> percentage, say;
> 2) or otherwise to make the focused column overlap the others of a
> given percentage while the others columns keep the same width.
> Probably the second solution is more difficult, if not impossible,
> since it is not pure tiling. But in my opinion, on the screen I'm
> working right now, it would be much more comfortable since it keeps
> unchanged all the clients in unfocused columns.
> Pro:
> - Keeps the advantages of tiling modes: no action is needed to resize
> the focused client, neither to reduce it when it looses the focus.
> - Adds some advantages of floating mode:
> -- The focused client has more space.
> -- All the other clients remain partly visible, hence can be seen
> in a glance, contrary to stack or max mode .

You might try subtle [1]. Nice window manager which uses "gravities" to
arrange clients. You can nicely overlay and overlap several clients
using this feature. As a side effect this also avoids automatic resizes,
which are a pain in dwm and wmii when you view large pdf files (e.g.,
poster drafts) in a viewer.
It has some drawbacks compared to wmii of course. Its strict tagging
behavior makes it hard to use project-based tags and views instead of
application-based ones out of the box, for example. And you have to like


Thomas Dahms
Received on Mon Jul 26 2010 - 12:40:53 CEST

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