Re: [dwm] dwm-1.7.1

From: Seth Graham <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:44:17 -0500

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 04:12:49PM +0000, David Tweed wrote:
>> Note that this is just pointing out that with multihead the
>> "human issues" are at least as important as extending
>> the single-head paradigm in a logical and consistent way.
> Well, I think we have very different working environments. I
> prefer to have 5 clients at maximum in my view, otherwise I
> cannot concentrate on what's going on anymore. Sometimes I throw
> a glance on what's going on in a different view through toggling
> a tag, but that's the only scenario when I have more clients
> than 5 around.

It's an inherent problem of forced-layout window managers. I use my
multi-head setup in a way completely different than David describes his,
and I'm sure people use theirs in ways I'd consider silly. The same
problems exist for single monitor setups, but there exist so many window
managers these days that with a bit of hunting anyone can find something
they like.

I don't know that I've ever seen a window manager that handled multiple
monitors well, forced layout or otherwise, and it's gotten even worse in
recent years with Xinerama (transient windows appearing right on the
seam between the two screens being one easy example).

If you managed it you'd be a hero, but I think you'd have to clutter up
config.h quite a bit and that seems against dwm's philosophy. Anything
else probably wouldn't please enough people to make the effort worth it.
Received on Thu Sep 28 2006 - 19:44:19 UTC

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