Re: [wmii] controlling clients based on their classes

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 20:06:04 +0100

On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 09:47:47PM -0500, jeff covey wrote:
> what else can i cause to happen based on an application's class? in
> particular, i'm missing a feature i enjoyed with larswm, having specific
> types of windows stick to particular pages. for an application like gnucash
> which takes a considerable amount of time to open, i'd rather not wait for
> it to open or risk having it suddenly thrust itself into focus while i'm in
> the middle of typing something. it was much less nerve-wracking to launch
> it and go ahead with what i was doing, confident that it was quietly opening
> itself and waiting for me on page 3.
> i've thought of writing a script which checks the classes of all the clients
> every few seconds and moves any which should be somewhere else, but it would
> be crude and still (i assume) involve losing control and watching the screen
> change as the client is detached, the target page is selected, it's
> attached, and the original page is re-selected. is there a more elegant way
> this could be managed?

Yes, this is on TODO for wmii-3, beside the attach heuristic
which is already contained in last snap. Though I'm not sure
about implementation details yet.


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