Re: [dwm] column layout revival?

From: pancake <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:08:25 +0200

Why not just add a new layout that puts the clients in this way?
Why lose the multiple tag visibility?

I like the wmii column approach, but I don't see dwm with it.

Well. I mean I can imagine a dwm fork based on this other concept,
or just a new layout...or just a modified version of the default
tiling with nmaster per column or something like that.

Multiple tags per view is something that I dont' usually use, but
it makes sense and it's useful sometimes. I can live without it,
but can't understand why this feature must be dropped.

Another idea could be to make each column represent one tag, and
switching clients between tags be the same as moving between

Having the focused column a little bigger than the rest maybe
interesting, instead of having all the columns at the same size
which is a bit claustrofobic.

BTW the idea sounds cool. No idea how many LOCs implies these changes.


On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 05:57:49PM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago I decided to cancel my mail concerning
> about changing dwm the wmii-way somewhat, because I got afraid
> for some reason.
> But now I wanna ask you as dwm-community, what do you think
> about the idea to change dwm more into the wmii-way?
> What I have in mind from time to time, esp. when being forced to
> work with a standard resolution monitor is, that I'd like to see
> the basic wmii column layout - but without column modes (simply
> equal) and without all other clunk. To achieve this, we would
> loose the ability to view more than one tag - but gaining the
> layout preservation on the other side and having a real column
> layout, which means allowing to move windows between the columns
> left- and right-wards (which may create new columns) resp. up-
> and down-wards to move them in the stack.
> For simplicity reasons I won't like to see any layout modes
> (they won't work anyways with decor-less windows).
> So what do you think about this idea?
> Regards,
> --
> Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
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