Re: [dwm] feature request: moving/resizing without mouse

From: Enno \ <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:49:44 +0200


I agree with Sander. Mouse based resizing is easy to use and doesn't
fuck up the key bindings. It is faster and more precisely than moving
by keyboard.
Furthermore most floating windows I use are simple "OK" Dialogs, which
I really don't want to resize.
I think it's ok to maintain this feature as an extern patch, but
mainstream dwm should be simple and clean.

2007/8/30, Sander van Dijk <>:
> On 8/30/07, anhnmncb <> wrote:
> > Thanks for all replies.
> >
> > I think dwm should be keyboard-driven, so the functions mouse
> > moving/resizing should be changed to keyboard moving/resizing :)
> Pardon my English, but that is absolute nonsense. The floating layer
> is mainly intended for applications that don't fit the tiling
> paradigm, and 9 out of 10 of such applications are mouse driven
> anyway. With that in mind _replacing_ mouse based moving/resizing with
> keyboard shortcuts doesn't make any sense. _Adding_ some functions to
> allow changing the size and position of windows with keyboard
> shortcuts would be ok I guess, but I think it's probably better to do
> that in a separate patch (I believe it would be possible to simply put
> all the needed stuff in say kbmovres.[ch] and then include kbmovres.h
> in config.h. Neat and clean).
> Greetings, Sander.
> PS. This is not intended as a flame, and not intended as a personal
> attack either. It's just that I get a little tired of this anti-mouse
> attitude that shows up every once in a while. This is 2007, the mouse
> (pointing devices in general) is part of your computer.
> PPS. The main reason you dislike the mouse is probably because you've
> never seen a system that puts it to good use. If you're interested,
> try the Acme editor (of the Plan 9 operating system, also part of
> plan9port) for a while. Chances are you'll have to revise your
> oppinion about the mouse.

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