Re: [dwm] xrandr (change screen orientation)

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 15:25:32 +0100

On 12/3/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> Hi nsz,
> I looked into your patch and out of curiosity, how does your
> focus model work, if you use next instead of snext?
> To me the client stack was the major improvement that one gets
> focus predictability.

it's pretty usable imho.
when i use Mod4-Tab to focus next window, it simply circulates through
the viewed windows (in the same order as they are managed) so it's
i usually only have 1-3 windows with a given tag (so at most 2
Mod4-Tab is enough to get to the desired window).
i mostly work in the master window so when i change tag then i want
the focus to be on the master window.
(i removed multiple view support so it's a bit different from regular dwm usage)

with multiple windows it's not the best solution, but then i probably
still won't use a stack but a direct window adressing method (like
ALT+Fn on the linux console) inside a view, or simply use the mouse to
change focus.
or use programs such that there is no need for many windows (eg:
screen in a terminal, irc client (one window but many chat channels),
w3m/firefox (multitab browsers), mc (file browser + shell) ...)

clients with multiple tags can cause annoyances:
when the client is master with one tag but not with another then the
master focusing rule doesn't hold changing to the later tag (but it's
the same with stacking).
if i move the client to the master area viewing a tag then it moves
there on the other tags as well (since client order is changed), but
this has nothing to do with the client stack.

Received on Sun Dec 03 2006 - 15:25:33 UTC

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