Re: [dwm] tagging vs stereo

From: David Tweed <tweed314_AT_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 12:28:46 +0000 (GMT)

|I also notice that I rarely use the tagging capabilities dwm |provides, and that I more and more stick to two views only (one with |web stuff, and another one with terminals). So I developed a |window organization approach tonight, which I call 'stereo', |because it consists of two kinds of windows - currently viewed |ones, and not-viewed ones. I won't bore everyone with repeating my rationale for why I like tags for working on multiple things -- I'm sure they're in the archive. However, I'll just point out that in my experience there's two reasons for grouping stuff together: the long term "semantic" reason (they're part of the same task) and the temporary "limited screen real estate reason". The key point is that whilst I might be on a temporary tag with only 2-3 windows (out of 5-10 windows currently on my machine that relate to the task) open on it so they can be reasonably big, I know that if I switch back to the "semantic tag" for the task I can select a different subset from only the possibly relevant windows. One thing to think about with the "stereo" approach is that if you move a window to the non-viewed group to clear some space, you've then got to pick it out of a list of windows, which might potentially be quite a long list. This might be an issue that only matters to me because I use relative large numbers of windows and larger-than-average font sizes so I frequently want just a subset of the windows for space reasons. Anyway, something to think about. cheers, dave tweed ___________________________________________________________ All New Yahoo! Mail Tired of unwanted email come-ons? Let our SpamGuard protect you. http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/nowyoucan.html
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