Re: [dwm] default keybindings suggestion (for the new multiviewing behaviour)

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 13:24:45 +0200


On 8/12/06, Jeroen Schot <> wrote:
> But what I't like to see is toggle-view instead of add-to-view
> behaviour: Pressing Mod1+Ctrl+2 adds tag 2 to the view, pressing it
> again removes it. The only restriction should be that you can't toggle a
> tag when it is the only one that's visible.

The most important thing is that the keybindings should be consistent
with the mouseclick behaviour. I've tried the (hg tip default) view
adding as well as Ross' view toggling, and I believe I like the
toggling better. So I agree that the yet to appear default bindings,
as well as Button3, should toggle rather than just add.
After using the toggling for a while I also agree that deselecting the
last tag should be disallowed. Allowing it would involve code to
handle some cornercases (such as starting an app when no tag is
selected for viewing), while it wouldn't lead to any clear benefit
(other than the ability to take a look at your wallpaper :-).

> I also think that view_next/view_prev should be removed as the are to
> confusing in multiview. Perhaps they could be replaced by view_all and
> view_inverse functions?

view_all can be usefull I guess, but I don't see much purpose for
view_inverse. Part of keeping things simple is not adding cornercase
functionality, so I'm not sure that should be in default.

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Sat Aug 12 2006 - 13:24:46 UTC

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