Re: [dev] [dwm] layers

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:11:48 -0700

On Tue 02 Aug 2011 07:24:47 PM PDT, Am Jam wrote:
> he wants the number of tags to dynamically grow and shrink on the
> fly given some key combination according to his workflow that day.

Sounds like a good use-case for wmii's dynamic tagging system. I
create task-based views all the time, particularly temporary ones:

Imagine that you're programming. You have your text editor, a bunch
of terminals, a web browser for searching, a PDF viewer for reading
a reference e-book, and a terminal for reading man pages. Suddenly
you've figured out how to implement that thing you've been working
on all day: all you need now, for distraction-free implementation,
is your text editor and the reference material (say in a man page).

In this scenario, I simply use the "client grouping" feature of my
wmiirc (which really just adds a special tag to certain clients) and
group the text editor and man page window. Next I press C-A-Right,
which is my shortcut for "create a temporary view and then
auto-arrange the clients inside it", and boom! I'm ready to code.

When I'm finished, I press C-A-Left to destroy the temporary view,
send the grouped clients back, and take me back where I started. :)

	"Do you think there's a God?"
	"Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"
		-- Calvin and Hobbs

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