Re: [dwm] way towards 5.0

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 20:34:06 +0200

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:54:40AM -0500, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 12:07:37PM +0200, Jan Christoph Ebersbach wrote:
> >> The floating layout is totally useless when it comes to mouseless usage
> >> and even with the mouse there is no window manager that provides such
> >> weak functionality to manage floating windows.
> >
> > I disagree. I think the floating mode is as usable as in
> > traditional WMs -- which functionality are you missing?
> The only thing I missed in floating layouts was evilwm-style key-based
> window moving and resizing. It's pretty trivial to add. Once I add
> that I'm totally happy with the way my tiling wm handles floating
> windows. :)

Well, for mainstream dwm my opinion has always been to stick to
mouse only. But I had occasional cases when I'd like to have
keyboard driven resizals as well, esp. when having no mouse
around and sticking to the thinkpad touchpad.

Maybe I will include something like this in the future.
Out of curiosity, which keybindings are you using to achieve
keyboard-driven movements and resizals, since Mod1-{h,j,k,l} are
taken already.

Kind regards,

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Mon May 19 2008 - 20:34:06 UTC

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