Re: [wmii] Re: sh flame with Uriel

From: John Nowak <>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 21:47:04 -0500

On Feb 28, 2006, at 9:14 PM, lawrence wang wrote:

> Apologies if this has all been discussed elsewhere ad nauseam, but
> what are the principles behind not wanting tabs?

My personal tab annoyance is having to use one key command to move
through frames, and another to move through tabs. It also requires
the ability to lock a frame, or a separate key command for tab
creation and frame creation. (And even then, if a program spawns a
new window, does it show up as a tab or a frame?) If these new things
act like collapsed frames instead of something else entirely, it
should make for a more usable system. Not to mention that the title
text will actually all fit on the screen...

I also want to point out that I 100% support uriel and his argument
that if he always listened to users, wmii would be a pile of shit by
now. Democracy is imparative in national government as you don't get
to pick from a variety of governments. You're stuck with the one
you've got in your county. Better a bunch of small idiots than one
big idiots. However, with software, you can pick from all sorts of
democratic projects and enlightened monarchs. I'll take an
enlightened monarch -- a single person who can develop a coheseive
system the "right way" -- than a gaggle of rulers any day. Perhaps
I'm just pessimistic, but I'm happy to see someone standing firm on
the issues they deem critical.

- John

Received on Wed Mar 01 2006 - 03:47:08 UTC

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