Re: [wmii] suggestions for the sanitizing of swapping

From: David Arroyo <>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 22:00:45 -0400

I'm still of the opinion that the exclusive flag did not get the chance it
deserved. It was in for maybe 2 days, and was yanked back out. I've been
reading about all this swapping madness, and there has to be a better way.
It seems simple to me to have a keybind to 'freeze' or unfreeze a column.
Freezing the column would fix its number of clients (which could be more than
one). Moving a client into a frozen column would push the topmost client into
the bottom of the column the moved client came from. Moving a client out of a
frozen column would push it to the bottom of the target column and replace
its place with the topmost client of the target column. Some thinking needs
to be done about what to do when a new column is created, and perhaps how to
provide some visual feedback. Then again, some thinking needs to be done,
either way.

+++ Sander van Dijk [06/05/06 18:01 +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.
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