Re: [wmii] suggestions for the sanitizing of swapping

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 18:01:38 +0000

On 5/6/06, Uriel <> wrote:
> If Wmii can't do swaping and cycling like larswm I would find this
> this sad and pathetic.
> I don't buy the excuse that wmii's multiple columns system is a
> problem, you can always handle cycling and swapping in the context of
> the current column and the one to the left of the current column (if
> there is one, otherwise the one to the right).

Direction is not the problem (M-C-h swaps from the current column with
the one on the left), the problem is what to swap with. If one of the
involved columns has only one client in it, there is no doubt about
what should be swapped with, and larswm-style swapping can easily be
simulated in wmii with such a layout already (if you create two
columns, put one client in the left one, the others in the right one,
and use only swap-shortcuts after that you basically have larswm, in
terms of swapping). When both columns contain > 1 client however,
things become a bit fuzzy, and that's what we're trying to work around
Again, if you layout your cols in wmii like larswm does, swapping
already works like a charm; it's the situations where the layout
differs from larswm's where things are currently suboptimal.

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Sat May 06 2006 - 20:01:40 UTC

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