Re: [wmii] wmiimenu

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:57:08 +0200

On 4/4/06, Nico Golde <> wrote:
> Hi,
> why does wmiimenu doesn't start displaying long string on
> the left side of the screen.
> For example if you use
> echo -e "foobarfoobarfoobarfoobarfoobarfoobarfoobar\nbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbnbaznbaznbaznbaznbaznbazaznbaz"|wmiimenu
> it starts somewhere in the middle and if you add more \n's
> and more strings you wont be able to read the menu entries.
> Is the wanted?

The reason it does this it that it always reserves an amount of space
for the input field equal to the size of the longest menu-item (to
make sure that the longest item will fit in the input field). Under
normal circumstances, items should never be so long that this becomes
a problem, but maybe the menu the menu could do something like the bar
does when there are too much/too long items, to handle this
(cornercase) nicer...

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Tue Apr 04 2006 - 18:57:14 UTC

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