Re: [wmii] multitags

From: Mihalis Pitidis <>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 04:48:43 +0300

I think wmii 3 is turning out less *dynamic* than it's predecessor. I
really miss the instant zoom behaviour too, among other thinks, so if
dropping multitags leads to a less functional and flexible wm, I'd vote
against it.
Just my 2 cents.

Chris Foster wrote:
> 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.
> ~Chris.
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