Re: [dwm] Re: My first impressions

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 08:22:55 +0200

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 12:46:01PM -0400, Ross Mohn wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 08:26 -0700, dtm wrote:
> > >>>>> "RM" == Ross Mohn <> writes:
> >
> > >> Can multiple windows be viewed simultaneously?
> >
> > RM> Yes, the 60% master window is across the top and the remaining
> > RM> windows split the remaining 40% below. In this sketch there
> > RM> are three windows sharing the bottom 40%:
> >
> > I'm guessing this affects all tag views, and not just the currently
> > selected one(s).
> Yes, the same as with floating mode. You are changing the viewing mode
> of the one and only view that you have. Tags != views.
> A tag is nothing more than a group of zero or more client windows. Tags
> have names, but they do not have any organizational properties such as
> float, tile, max, stack, etc. You choose your tag names in config.h and
> you can auto-assign client windows to tags by defining regexp rules in
> config.h.
> Your view is your view is your view. There is only one view. You can
> choose one or more tags (groups of client windows) to be displayed on
> your view at any given time. Your view does have organizational
> properties, so you can change the way in which you look at it. The
> default choices are tiled and floating. I simply patched in an
> additional way to look at the view.
> Those tag names on the left of your status bar are not views. They are
> simply shortcuts for choosing which tags you want displayed on your view
> at any given moment. If you left click on a tag name, you're telling dwm
> that you wish to view only the client windows with that tag name. If you
> right click on a tag name, you're telling dwm that you wish to
> add/remove from the view any client windows with that tag name. The same
> idea is true for the various keyboard shortcuts.
> -RPM
> To clarify a point, the percentage split in the wide view is controlled
> by MASTERW, as defined in config.h, same as it is for for the standard
> tiled view. The default is MASTERW = 60, resulting in the 60/40 split.

I think you summarized the design decisions in dwm quite well
with this mail. The point why dotile/dofloat are applied to all
clients is exactly because there is only 1 view.


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