Re: [dev] tabbed - why?

From: Lee Fallat <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:51:13 -0500


Anyone using tabbed as their primary window manager?

If so, do you tab your tabs?

How far does the rabbit hole go?



On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> On 17 February 2014 20:26, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
>> dwm has extremely limited stacking which is less efficient (in terms
>> of user interaction not computer performance) then i3's tree based
>> model, which allows substacking quite easily.
> dwm has this limitation by design. dwm consists of two window
> management principles: the primary window management is based on tags,
> the secondary on layouts.
> As these two principles are kind of two-dimensional already, adding a
> third level of substacking (meaning tabbing) sounds pretty cumbersome
> and less efficient to me.
> I don't really buy into the claim that tabbed users have actually
> understood how dwm's tagging is supposed to work. Having said this, I
> have never used tabbed.
> But I don't care about the existence of tabbed either as long as dwm
> is not polluted with similar features.
>> If tabbing is just a form of window management, why don't we seperate
>> all tiling modes into separate programs.
> That's not the point. The point is that having more than two window
> management principles is not neccessary. If you need tags, layouts and
> tabbing to organize your work, then you are using tagging incorrectly.
>> I do think that managing windows is part of the window manager, as
>> multiple st instances are each a window, it seems best to tab them
>> with the window manager.
> I agree with the first part of your sentence.
> Best regards,
> Anselm
> PS: I'm back btw.
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