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

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:46:43 -0400

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 01:20:59AM +0200, LuX wrote:
>> > 2) or otherwise to make the focused column overlap the others of a
>> > given percentage while the others columns keep the same width.
>> You can keep the overlapping client in the floating area and use
>> wmii-2 style detaching (replace its tags with something, say "|") and
>> attaching (replace first client's tags in the, say "|", view with
>> current tag) actions to bring the overlapping client into your view
>> when you need it.

Indeed. That's why wmii doesn't do this anymore. :)

>> Here is an example from my wmiirc:
>Thank you for the links, but honestly I don't understand them. I only
>have some basic notions of programming, in bash for example, but not
>in Ruby. I would prefer a solution not using yet-another-language. Is
>it possible to "translate" your hint in a simpler way?
>On lun., juil. 26, 2010 at 12:40:53 +0200, Thomas Dahms wrote:
>> You might try subtle [..] And you have to like Ruby.
>Maybe I will give it a try, but I really like wmii hence I would
>prefer to keep with it if possible… and I don't know anything about

It could be, but it's a whole can of worms and I'm not sure it
suits your purpose. In the sh wmiirc, you'd probably do
something like,



Event AreaFocus
        if wi_seltag | grep $master_tags >/dev/null; then
                export area=$1
                width=$(wmiir read /tag/sel/index | awk '$2 == ENVIRON["area"] { print $4; exit }')
                delta=$(($master_width - $width))
                if [ $area = 1 ]; then dir=right; else dir=left; done
                wmiir write /tag/sel/ctl grow sel sel $dir ${width}px

or something to that effect. Can't say that I like the idea
much myself, but to each his own.

Kris Maglione
Microsoft is not the answer.  Microsoft is the question.  NO is the
	--Eric Naggum
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