Re: [wmii] Column Layouts

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:45:38 +0200

On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 06:36:12AM -0400, Doug Bell wrote:
> Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > To clarify what happens on focus change imagine 6 clients with
> > stacking set to 2 visible clients per time. The center of two
> > visible clients is always the 1st client (2/2 == 1), thus if the
> > first of client of the column is focused, also the second is
> > visible, if the second is focused also the third is visible, but
> > the first is invisible, etc. The only exception will be on
> > boundaries, if the last client is selected, also the fifth
> > client will be visible.
> Interesting proposal, except for the portion above. Say I have the
> third and fourth clients visible, with the third focused. If I change
> the focus to the fourth client, I don't want to hide the third - I'm
> probably still working with it.
> I think the visible clients should only change when a formerly hidden
> (stacked) client is made visible. So, when the fifth client is focused
> and made visible, the third would disappear, leaving the fourth and
> fifth.
> It would work the same way in reverse. With the third and fourth
> clients visible, I can focus either without changing visiblities. When
> I focus the second client, it becomes visible and hides the fourth.
> This is similar to your idea, except for delaying changes to which
> clients are visible.

Yes that sounds very good, which means making them invisible on
boundaries even with the column. That also makes the whole
concept more predictable. Very good proposal.


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