Re: [wmii] suggestions for the sanitizing of swapping

From: Stefan Tibus <>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 16:10:54 +0200

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 03:48:41PM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> The problem is, that one has to describe totally different usage
> patterns which might mislead users in the intended usage
> patterns.
> [...]
> The problem is not 'swapping', the problem is that users use
> swapping for a usage pattern similiar to LarsWM. Even if larsWM
> was designed after some ideas introduced by acme or Oberon, it
> is totally different to acme. Once you get used to the acme-way
> of working, you simply notice that swapping is unnecessary,
Actually I don't want to adapt my usage pattern too much to the
wm but find a wm that fits my usage pattern... and thought I had
found it.

> because you use maximized windows in a column instead, and you
> switch between the column modes on the fly - the same applies
> very well to wmii. In acme you only move windows between
> columns, if you need them side by side and often you maximize
> several columns to provide those clients the maximum space
> possible.
Well, the point is about the column-width then. Half screen is
too small for me - I like to have more very often and then the
second column is even more narrow and thus too narrow to be
useful for anything but monitoring or looking something up.
It's just a trade between as much space as possible for the
client I work with and being able to peek on others. And in
this scenario I need swapping.
On other occassions I'm fine with the equal spaced columns...
(I wouldn't want to go back to larswm just because you drop
a feature that made wmii fit to one of my preferred usage

> Doing a swap in such a scenario wouldn't solve the
> idea behind several columns.
...ehhmm...what did you mean with this sentence? "Solve the

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