Re: [wmii] an alternative way to dynamically resize windows

From: Ivan F. Villanueva B. <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 22:12:32 +0200

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 02:32:25AM +0300, Nep wrote:
> I was thinking about the way the windows are resized when other windows
> appear/disappear from the view. the present way works but I'm not sure it's
> the best.
> I often resize my windows so i have a large one and another or others of
> smaller size.
> Now if i need let's say a terminal for a few commands the proportions are
> lost.
> When i finish my work with the new window and close it I'm left with windows
> of all equal height.
> A better way for some (maybe it could be specified in the wmiirc file) would
> be to resize windows according to percentages of the screen estate they take
> up.
> Situation: 2 windows on the screen. a window (w1) that takes up 70% of the
> screen height and another one (w2) that takes up 30% (no columns). a new
> window appears on that view.
> Then the height of the new window would be 1/3 of the screen height.(like it
> already happens) but the the height of the others would be 70% and 30%
> respectively of the remaining 2/3 of screen.

I'm so happy somebody else has mention it. The current behaviour is very
annoying for me too. I use mainly the vertical mode. Every time I detach a
client and later I attach it again, I have to rearrange the sizes of all clients.
Also when I maximize (Alt-M) a client and later I normalize (Alt-M) that client

Ivan F. Villanueva B.
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