Re: Re: [wmii] multitags

From: Chris Foster <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 10:01:42 +1000

On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:49:56PM +0300, Alexandru E. Ungur wrote:
> >>> sender: "Denis Grelich" date: "Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 07:45:10PM +0200" <<<EOQ
> > I would like to keep multitags too. The only reason that it isn't used
> > much is that wmii lacks some nonchalant and easy interface to this great
> > feature. Then, it's way too early to judge about such a revolutionary
> > feature, as it needs quite long to get used to it (the more
> > revolutionary, the longer it takes to break free from old paradigms, but
> > that's what wmii is about, isn't it?).

Another vote for keeping tags a while longer... I haven't really used
multiple tags yet, but that's mostly because I haven't had time to
play around and understand their potential. As Denis says: give us some
time to get used to the new idea Anselm ;)

> That's exactly what I felt about it, but didn't find the right words... :)
> In spite of the fact that I don't use the feature almost never, I *do*
> like it a lot, and feel more confortable knowing it's there should I
> ever need sticky windows, or a setup where I need to keep an eye on a
> terminal but be able to quickly 'zoom' it to the whole screen (not the
> whole column, I know about $MODKEY-m).

A note on the max layout: As agreed with a local friend who is not on
this list, the thing I liked about max in wmii-2.5 was that it
immediatly zoomed the current client to fill the *whole* screen, not a
single column as it does currently.

In fact, I personally find no use for max mode now that we have the much
better notion of tag stacks. As Alexandru notes above, multiple tags
could be used to provide a 'zoom' behaviour for the current client ---
something I've planned to set up for a while... If multiple tags are
removed, I don't see a nice method for achieving this.

> As for easy interface to the tags feature:
> I saw once a tip here on the list about mapping:
> $MODKEY-Shift-t)
> wmiir read /tags | awk '{print $10}' | wmiimenu | wmiir write /view/sel/sel/tags;;
> for setting the tag(s), and then added my own:
> $MODKEY-Right)
> echo -n view $(wmiir read /tags|wmiimenu)| wmiir write /ctl;;
> Now setting the tags, or changing the views is a real pleasure :)

Very nice! I'll try something similar out directly.

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