Re: [wmii] Floating window disappears

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 11:07:58 +0200

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:30:52PM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 04:26:26PM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> >We removed the * tag because of several nasty corner-cases. What
> >todo if all clients of a view are * tagged (destroy view, except
> >last view? What is last view?), What todo with tags like
> >*+foo+bar (they are valid syntax), quite nasty checks in
> >update_view (separate handling in all places on view
> >creation/destruction) etc. etc. - actually we had a hack of this
> >stuff which consisted of about 30 lines or so, but it was quite
> >ugly and duplicated much code. A * tag works contrary to the
> >normal tagging because of this special treatment.
> I think that it would be reasonable for the view to be both ordinary and
> special. There could be a literal '*' view, while any windows with the tag
> also show up in any other views. If no window _specifically_ has a certain
> tag, that view doesn't exist. That would also make tags like '*+foo+bar'
> sensible, since that window would hold the foo and bar views open, while
> also living everywhere else. I would imagine it could be implemented in
> much fewer than 30 lines that way.
My point is, that one can see a window in all views with the
current implementation already, if one adds the shortcut
implementation (one line) I presented in this thread. Thus I see
no need for a * tag.


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