RE: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact

From: Jente Hidskes <jthidskes_AT_outlook.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:15:24 +0100

Stock DWM makes a new client float if there is too little space in the stack. In this case, the new client appears floating in the top left of your screen, right under the statusbar. I would like to have a client move there, should we want to resize it too small. Does anyone know where the code is that makes a new client float top left of the monitor?

I was thinking it was in manage(), under /* geometry */, but I'm unsure.

From: jthidskes_AT_outlook.com
To: dev_AT_suckless.org
Subject: RE: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:38:02 +0100



Indeed, I use pertag2 myself. It's an easy fix though, glad you got it working. We could get the floating clients in front of the stack by having a call to XRaiseWindow under c->isfloating = True.

> From: bbenne10_AT_gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:06:28 -0400
> Subject: Re: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact
> To: dev_AT_suckless.org
>
> Jente / Unia -
> I just had a go at applying this, but it appears that it expects
> pertag (or something else) to also be applied. I'll respond shortly
> when I've removed that.
> Changing all instances of "selmon->smfacts[selmon->curtag]" to
> "selmon->mfact" made this apply just fine.
>
> Opening a bunch of st windows didn't result in a crash, but the
> floated windows do get pushed behind the rest of the stack. This isn't
> a problem for me at all, but it might confuse some. (Then again...stop
> pulling 30+ windows into view >_>)
>
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Jente Hidskes <jthidskes_AT_outlook.com> wrote:
> > Hm, seems like there was still a crash in the previous version which I also
> > forgot to actually attach. I do think this is the cleanest way to circumvent
> > the crashing. Let me know what you think!
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: jthidskes_AT_outlook.com
> > To: dev_AT_suckless.org
> > Subject: RE: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact
> > Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:25:12 +0100
> >
> >
> > I just noticed that if we open too much clients in a vanilla dwm.c, they
> > will be floating by default. This could be the best way to handle this.
> > Attached is the patch that does just that: if(h < minwsz) then float. minwsz
> > should be declared in config.h, like so:
> >
> > static const unsigned int minwsz = 10; /* Minimal heigt of a
> > client for smfact */
> >
> > Let me know what you think of this approach!
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: jthidskes_AT_outlook.com
> > To: dev_AT_suckless.org
> > Subject: RE: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact
> > Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:13:37 +0100
> >
> > I went ahead and tried hiding the client a la deck layout when its height is
> > getting too small. It doesn't work. Are there any other ideas? I could just
> > add another if line to setsmfact, which will set smfact's limit even lower
> > when there is more than 30 clients.
> >
> > I tried disabling html email, but I can't find anything in the settings.
> > I'll do a search later today to see if I missed something. Sorry guys!
> >
> >> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:21:42 +0000
> >> Subject: Re: [dev] [DWM] Patch: stack mfact
> >> From: raphlalou_AT_gmail.com
> >> To: dev_AT_suckless.org
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Jente Hidskes <jthidskes_AT_outlook.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I meant that once we would resize clients too much (which causes the
> >> > crash)
> >> > we could simply 'hide' them 'underneath' the stack, like the deck layout
> >> > does. Could you elaborate on the nstack approach? I'm not fully
> >> > understanding where you're coming from.
> >>
> >> The approach of hiding the clients that would cause the crash is a good
> >> idea.
> >>
> >> The approach with nstack would be to have a variable somewhere that
> >> indicates
> >> the maximal number of clients that can be shown in the stack area. Thus
> >> one
> >> would set this limit in their conf.h (and possibly a couple of entries in
> >> their key array to tweak the value) and when the number of clients in the
> >> stack area grows over nstack, the additional ones would simply not be
> >> shown.
> >> Like your deck approach but with a custom number of clients rather than
> >> just
> >> one.
> >>
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> --
> >> ______________
> >> RaphaŽl Proust
> >>
>
                                                                                              
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