Re: [dev] [dwm] Tags vs Monitors

From: Thomas Dean <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:32:42 +0100

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 18:09:15 +0000, Rob wrote:
> > I would imagine that the (or my at least) workflow could be much smoother
> > if there was only one tagset, independently of the number of monitors, and
> > if there were (a) layout(s) suitable for multi-screen views. The first
> > useful layout for two monitors that would come to my mind would consist of
> > two master windows plus one stack on one of the two monitors.
> >
> > What do you guys think? How do you make efficient use of two monitors? Do
> > you find the current tag/monitor paradigm useful? I would be very
> > interested in your opinions.
> I had this thought, but how would you implement it? What if you selected
> the same tagset on each monitor? You can only display a window in a single
> place, so it couldn't be on both monitors at the same time, think about
> it. It can't be done unless you can somehow clone the window or something
> (I'm not very clued up on X11).

This problem would come up if there was only one tagset and each monitor
would be an independent view whose visible tags could be set independently.
I rather meant that there should be only one tagset, and all monitors
together would form a combined view, i.e. both monitors would always have
the same set of tags visible. Each window should still be assigned a
definite monitor. I'm sorry if my previous description was unclear, and
hope that this one clarifies it.
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