Re: [wmii] Swapping (was: Re: mouse and tagging)

From: Stefan Tibus <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 10:11:12 +0200

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 09:13:29AM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> My main concern with swapping is, that I never used it regularly.
Well...people are different from each other ;-)

> I think people who use swapping frequently are still pretty much
> used to the LarsWM- or tiled-layout way of thinking. But I
> noticed that one can change the mind and adapt to the move-only
> based approach fairly easily.
That may well be true. But I don't believe people should adapt
to machines/software too much, but the other way round.

> Once you are used to
> the move-only approach you don't feel the need to swap clients
> horizontally anymore (within columns you use and need it in acme
> anyways), but not among columns.
But in the useful case, where you want your main working window
(which is the one you concentrate on) occupy the main part of
your screen (fullscreen as long as I don't have to keep track
of other things), swapping comes in very handy. It saves you
a second keyboard action and it avoids lots of resizings and
redrawings. The latter is very very important on older and thus
slower machines. (BTW besides them being WIMPy I don't like
KDE,GNOME,... and all those others because they eat-up too much
CPU-time for useless things - I'd rather use Motif if there
weren't larswm and wmii. Unnecessary resizings and redrawings
are just as much CPU waste.)

> This would simplify the overall concept drastically and contain
> a more production-ready mouse-based move. We would get rid of 5
> [...]
> beside a bunch of code.
Not an argument, if it makes it slower. If somebody uses move only
then he's not forced to use them...

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