Re: [wmii] Column Layouts

From: Jonas Domeij <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 04:46:27 +0900

On 29/04/06, Sander van Dijk <> wrote:
> Exclusive columns were dropped in favor of a swapping mechanism:
> M-C-{h,l} swaps the currently selected client with the selected client
> of its neighbour column. This allows an easy simulation (not
> identical, but pretty close) of larswm behavior: if you create two
> columns, put one client in the left, and any others in the right, and
> then use only swap commands, you have pretty much the behavior that
> larswm has (with one notable exception: if you open a new client with
> the left column focussed, you'll get two clients in it, so you'll have
> to send one of them to the right manually). In other words, when you
> use only the swap commands, the amount of clients per column will not
> change, like in larswm. wmii's approach is more general though, since
> you can also choose to make the right column the 'zoomed' one instead
> of the left, or use > 2 columns, or have two clients in your 'zoomed'
> column instead of one).

Yes, you can "almost" do it larswm style with swapping, with the loss
of some automacy. It is more general, /but/ it requires more thought
and defeats the idea, imo. Does anyone actually use 'emulated larswm'
or is it just an apology?

If it's really needed, s/right/east/ and you can have a rightmost
column 'zoomed' (though the terminology is dropped, wmii still seems
to use NESW). >2 columns is also possible, since there's only one
exclusive column.. And you can't 'zoom' two clients.
Received on Fri Apr 28 2006 - 21:46:32 UTC

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