Re: [dev] dvtm: don't change master or numbering

From: Ross Mohn <>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:31:30 -0400

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 03:29:38PM -0400, Greg Reagle wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2015, at 02:26 PM, Greg Reagle wrote:
> > Hello. I would like dvtm to behave differently. I don't want creating
> > a new shell window (Mod-c) to make the new shell window the master; I
> > want the master to stay the master. I also don't want creating a new
> > shell window to renumber all the windows; I want the new window to be
> > one plus the last window number.
> >
> > I have started to work on this, and it seems that adding the new window
> > to the end of the window list rather than the beginning will achieve
> > these two goals.
> >
> > Has anyone already implemented this functionality? Does the way I'm
> > suggesting make sense?
> So here is my attempt. It compiles and works pretty well. It has one
> issue that I think might be a problem though. In the window numbering,
> the visible windows can be in a state where they are not continuous
> (e.g. window 3 might be minimized and windows 1,2,4 might be visible).
> Any thoughts? Thanks.

I don't think this should be mainline workflow, but it probably makes a
nice patch. However, you should understand that window numbering is
always the same with the master being window #1 and the rest in
consecutive order. The clients are then arranged within those
pre-numbered windows, The clients can move around to different window
positions, but the window numbers stay the same. When you minimize a
window, it takes its client with it and moves to the end of the stack.
When you unminimize a window, it pops up to the master (#1), bringing
its client along, and pushes the other clients down the stack.

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