Re: [dev][surf] Next schedule?

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:37:23 +0200

On 9/17/09, Antoni Grzymala <> wrote:
> Anselm R Garbe dixit (2009-09-17, 09:26):
> [...]
>> identified. But first please really think carefully what's causing
>> this mis-use of 70 tabs in Opera for you. That's surely related to an
>> issue that has nothing to do with the WM or with the web rendering
>> engine...

> Since most my webpages are (luckily) more or less static and *not*
> interested in taking keyboard focus, I can easily move between them with
> single letter keystrokes. This is a crucial comfort item for me. Try
> that with a wm...

there are web forms and all sort of traps to that, so it's not a
robust way to navigate

> Hope this explains my POV better. And I wouldn't call it mis-use easily.

i recognised four ideas:
* navigation: simple navigation and client management (ordering matters)
* overview: list of icons, client names, for quick identification
* grouping: manage a set of clients together (automatically)
* persistency: get a group of clients back and running with the same state

i don't see why this would not make sense outside the browser context,
if it works for browsers then it should work for other similar
applications so this is a general wm task.

of course implementing this in general (outside the application) would
be hard: we don't know what information should be stored persistently,
which applications should be grouped and how to interact with the wm
without interfering with the application (one key shortcuts)

i think some of the limitations come from x (persistency and easy
rules for grouping) others are gui conventions (shortcuts)
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