Re: [wmii] Question about column layout

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 19:27:47 +0100

On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 06:57:03PM +0100, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 04:46:10PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > In wmii this is the same, with the exception, that the tiled
> > layer is called managed and cannot be raised - this is for
> > simplicity reasons to not make the concept unnecessary complex.
> > This allows the co-existence of transient windows like popups
> > of managed windows, though in general using several layers
> > per page concurrently is pretty annoying which is the reason, we
> > don't allow raising the managed area in front. This forces the
> > user to fit into the usage patterns of wmii, because he drops
> > the idea to use floating applications in the same page as
> > managed apps. The user tends to do this in different pages,
> > which is good.
> Well...actually if I have some window floating (what ever the
> case may be to have it so) I'd anyways like to be able to access
> a covered window on the managed layer. Personally I find it
> annoying having to move that floating window away (to another
> page) first. Furthermore, pages are useful to group programs
> together, so it's not intuitive to force fullscreen windows to
> other pages, in order to access managed clients.

This is planned in a different way. In LarsWM a feature exists
which is called Put aside/restore window which would be helpful
to move floating windows out of the way, but they nwill still be
viewable with some pixels covering at the right border.
This is adequate for those cases, when you really need to work
in managed and floating layer concurrently, but still keeps the
basic concept simplier than in LarsWM.


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