Re: [dwm] [dvtm-patch] Top stack layout

From: Leonardo Taccari <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:17:10 +0100

Hello Claudio!

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 09:05:47PM +0100, Claudio M. Alessi wrote:
> For a personal choose i usually put all the secondary things at the top
> of the screen mantaining the current working area at the bottom. For
> this reason i thought would be nice to do the same thing with dvtm and i
> hacked the ``bottom stack'' layout in order to make it works exactly as
> the contrary; from here the ``top stack'' layout. I found it very useful
> expecially when i have only three maximized clients (often). The code
> works but i will not surprise to find bugs.
Yes, the top stack philosophy is pretty good, I was comfortable with
``bottom stack'' and now I'm very comfortable with this new layout,
because I think that ``master window'' should be on the bottom.

However, I found a small bug, and (ATM) I'm not able to fix it, but
I'll report it...
If you have BarTop and only *one* non-minimized window and other
minimized windows you'll have a problem with one minimized window, I'll
try to explain it in ASCII art:

It should be:
 [ BarTop ]
 -[#2]---------- <-- minimized window
 -[#1]---------- <-- non-minimized window
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aeou aoeu aoeu
                 <-- this line is empty (another bug?)

But it is:
 [ BarTop ]
 -[#1]---------- <-- minimized and non-minimized windows
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
                 <-- this line is empty

If I don't have the bar it works correctly:
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aoeu aoeu aoeu
 aoeu aoeu aoeu <-- the last line isn't empty (and this is correct)

> I hope someone will found it helpful.
Of course, it's a useful layout especially for bsdtack users that want
the master area in the bottom (and the minimized windows near BarTop are
more readable too).

Thank you!

Ciao, Leonardo

 Leonardo Taccari (leot) |

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