Re: [dwm] Again client titles and nmaster indicator

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 14:58:50 +0000 (GMT)

| If you have 10 windows open, you don't need to read all titles | to lookup the window you want to pay attention next, you simply | preselect relevant candidates based on the window contents | first. And if there are any doubts you only check the titles of | those candidates next - mostly you have no doubts at all and | focus the correct candidate in the first step. [snip] | When I develop source code, I don't identify a window by its | file name, I identify it by the content. I easily see depending | on the function name to which file such a function belongs. | In C this decision is much harder than in OOP languages for | example, because in OOP file names normally correspond to the | specific class which is edited. This may be something that varies depending how you work. I'm one of those people who, if I think I'll be working on something again within the next day or two, doesn't close editor windows. And I use a separate top-level window for each file I'm editing. I imagine your tend to only have absolutely the most recent things open. I imagine it'd be less trivial to identify windows by their contents if you had dwm stuff in one tag, libixp stuff in another tag, wmii stuff in a third, and after a couple of hours working on dwm switched to one of the others. Anyway, you've taken the decision to remove titlebars from mainstream and that's your choice; I'm just pointing out I don't believe your reasons for doing so don't hold up for all people. cheers, dave tweed ___________________________________________________________ The all-new Yahoo! Mail goes wherever you go - free your email address from your Internet provider.
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