Re: [wmii] sh flame with Uriel

From: Steffen Liebergeld <>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:18:03 +0100

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 09:28:13 +0100, "Anselm R. Garbe" <> said:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:28:34PM +0100, Tube wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 08:32:54PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 08:19:33PM +0100, Bartosz Trudnowski wrote:
>> > > I think we should drop 9base. And tabs ARE useful in some
>> situations.
>> >
>> > For the case of tabs, we now have a stacking feature in columns:
>> >
>> sorry, garbeam - that really looks disgusting!

> If you got a tabbed frame with 10 clients attached all having a
> title like ' /home/tube/projects/..' you
> won't be able to decide for a specific client, you even would need
> to cycle through all tabs all the time to pick up a specific one
> (simply because the bar would look like: | tu.. | tu.. | tu.. |
> tu.. | tu.. | ...).

> Stacks of tagbars scale much better than tabs and they don't need an
> additional navigation layer. The space which is wasted for stacking
> is pretty minimal, though it consumes somewhat more space than
> tabbing. All in all stacking sucks less than tabbing if you can
> create new pages dynamically, which provide arbitrary space if the
> space gets unhandy in a column.

You could improve it by hiding those stacks by default, only showing
the current window title and a hint that there are stacked windows. It
should then be easy to show those stacked window titles whenever the
user cycles through the windows in that column.

Are those stacks in the last snap already?

Microsoft is simply one example of a proprietary software developer, a
software developer that tries to subjugate users to keep them divided
and helpless. -- Richard M. Stallman
Received on Wed Mar 01 2006 - 12:18:34 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Sun Jul 13 2008 - 16:00:23 UTC