Re: [dwm] Using dwm as a nested manager?

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 11:06:44 +0100

On 12/6/08, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> ... However
> what do you miss in dwm that you don't like to manage all windows?

i can think of a few issues:
- java awt bug
- apps with many popup windows
- apps which does not handle resizals correctly (eg matlab uses split
areas in its main window, if you resize the main win the splits change
so you dont want to accidentally resize the matlab main win which
happens when you use tiling wm)
- managing floating wins might be easier in other wms (drag, resize,
close, minimize with only mouse, using gimp in dwm is a pain)
- apps with fullscreen modes (eg if i togglefloating on xpdf,feh.. and
then try to change them to fullscreen then they open a new win which
will be tiled so no fullscreen which is annoying and also means
information loss: the position of the original floating win)
- floating wins are opened at the same position (eg some like their
terminals to be 80x25 so tiling is not good but floating is not usable
- i got a request to open every child of a win with the same tag,
which turns out to be undoable in X
Received on Sat Dec 06 2008 - 10:06:44 UTC

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