Re: [dwm] zoom() proposal

From: Jukka Salmi <>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 22:06:41 +0200

Sander van Dijk --> dwm (2006-08-01 21:44:30 +0200):
> On 8/1/06, Jukka Salmi <> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >if the currently focused tag has more than two clients and one of the
> >clients from the stacking column is zoomed to the master column, all
> >clients before that client rotate clockwise. What about swapping the
> >selected client with the client from the master column instead? I'd
> >prefer this behaviour to avoid moving clients unnecessarily.
> I don't think this is a good idea. Not that I can't think of
> situations where this would be useful, but the problem I have with
> this is that it would sacrifice a (in my eyes) more important feature.
> Right now, if you zoom a client to the master tile, and then hit zoom
> again (with focus on the master tile, that is), dwm switches the
> currently zoomed client with the topmost client from the track. This
> means that 'zoom' allows you to quickly switch between 2 clients

Hmm, that's indeed a good reason to keep the current behaviour. I
wasn't aware of this switching feature! Thanks for the hint.

> (larswm does it this way too, with good reason). I think this feature
> is generally more useful/important than the exact order of the clients
> in the track (of course one could keep track of the previously
> selected client, but that would probably have to be done on a per view
> basis, with some fallback for when the previously selected client is
> no longer part of the view, which would likely lead to both
> unpredictability and ugly code).


Regards, Jukka

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