Re: [wmii] Automatic destruction of views

From: Chris Foster <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:42:08 +1000

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:38:09PM +1000, Chris Foster wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 01:32:08PM +0200, Denis Grelich wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I find it quite cumbersome that views that don't have any clients are
> > destroyed automatically. Firstly, it adds some unpredictability: you
> > don't know where you end up when your current view is destroyed.
> > Secondly, the current behaviour is quite annoying in that respect that
> > it forces me to re-type the tagname if I accidently destroyed a window
> > or if I want to remove a tag from a window but add another client to
> > that view. If a destroyed and recreated client is tagged by a rule,
> > the current behaviour forces me to go back to the view which is not
> > only ugly but also slows down the workflow considerably. Last but not
> > least, this behaviour was introduced as a means to add some
> > consistency to column behaviour, but actually, there is about zero
> > relation between clients and views?
> >
> > Please revert to the old behaviour.
> At risk of writing a "me too" mail, I have to say I completely agree
> with Denis' points on this one... if only to add the weight of one extra
> opinion... The fact that I have to remember to add new clients before
> removing the old ones seems very clunky to me, although the main
> irritation is ending up in a view which quite probably has nothing to do
> with the task I'm currently engaged in.

Sorry, to clarify: I was happy with automatic destruction of views, but
only after you explicitly left them for another view. I'm actually not
sure if this is the previous behaviour which Denis is referring to...

Received on Fri Apr 21 2006 - 14:42:12 UTC

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