Re: [dwm] move/resize keyboard control

From: Donald Chai <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:01:23 -0700

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Claudio <> wrote:
> It's a more logical and useful approach, indeed. Though i rarely use layouts
> other than monocle. Since i use dvtm i don't have more than a terminal in a
> tiled tag anymore but all the terminals has been moved to one dvtm session
> and the rest (iceweasel, aMSN, etc.) is floating or maximized, so i don't
> need such feature at all. OTOH i wouldn't have its opposite feature:
> auto-floating when move a tiled client. This mean that i prefer to have this
> patch in mainstream instead of the current implementation.

I'm perfectly happy keeping this out of the trunk, but I think the
auto-floating behavior really needs to go. BTW, changeset
1213:368a80dcf5bd makes auto-float active only when snap is nonzero,
which I believe is a mistake.

I find it strange how many people use dwm mostly for monocle-mode. I
used Ratpoison for years because I assumed that any alternative would
require that I install gkrellm, turn on fake transparency in my
xterms, and use some sci-fi wallpaper. Finally I got fed up with
Ratpoison because you need to deal with its awkward frames if you
don't want a monocle-mode. The irony is that it's 16k lines of code,
but has fewer useful (to me) features than dwm.

Anyway, thanks Anselm, for keeping dwm clean and hackable!
Received on Mon Sep 29 2008 - 05:01:23 UTC

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