Re: [wmii] Customized layouts?

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 15:47:27 +0100

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 03:22:09PM +0100, Juanval wrote:
> I've been a long time not using WMII because the new concepts were not
> very useful the way I use my main computer, but I've now installed it
> in my laptop, and I've discovered that this "dynamic window
> management" is really useful for it. Nice work, guys :D
> Anyway, I remember that some time ago (WMII 1 or something like that)
> there was a way to define custom layouts. So, is that system still
> available? Could I define a custom layout such as the tiled layout but
> rotated 90 degrees clockwise? (big frame up, and lots of small frames
> below) Or has it been removed, and the only way to do that is to code
> them into wmiiwm?
> thank you, and keep up the good work :D

The only way is to patch/add existing/new layouts in the code to
match your needs. The layout interface is changing atm and will
be different with next snap (supposed to appear today). This
will contain the VERY long awaited column layout beside the
fixes of the focus annoyances. The new interface will provide
you a pretty easy way to extend wmii with your own layouts,
which may or may not also handle Xinerama in a intelligent way.

The reason why we dropped the custom layout syntax is, that it
didn't supported a good way to handle arbitrary clients.


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