Re: [wmii] wmii-4 fs proposal/discussion

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:24:18 +0200

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 07:05:15AM -0500, Michael Ekstrand wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 09:40:40AM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > > I can think of several ways of achieving the effect of
> > > multiple collapsed clients and the one in the TODO is the one
> > > that I like least of them all. I'd be *much* more comfortable
> > > just being to collapse a client to 0 height and being able to
> > > split the height of a client with the one above or below it.
> > > It seems to me that the suggested behaviour, on the other hand
> > > would be, though simple, absolutely unbearable.
> >
> > The approach being proposed in the TODO reduces the interaction
> > work of the user to basically navigation. Your approach looks
> > cumbersome compared to the automatic behavior of the
> > TODO-approach. I don't want to define specific heights pro
> > managed client, that takes too much time.
> Reading both of these ideas, and having no experience with managed WM's
> aside from wmii, I'm not sure what I like better. I've gotten used to
> (and adapted my workflow to) wmii-3's stacking/tagging/multi-row mode
> selection. I wasn't 100% convinced at first, as I had gotten used to a
> workspace using tabbing, and stacking doesn't entirely replace tabbing,
> but I like it. I am a bit uncomfortable with having to significantly
> readjust my work environment with every new release.
> Anyway, for my usage pattern, I like the stacking/multi-row dichotomy.
> It lets me maintain the distinction of "large work area" and "utility
> shells" a la wmii-2. with relative ease, and then have a 'www' view with
> all my Firefox windows in a stacked column. I'm not sure what will let
> me maintain that most easily. I'm open-minded to whatever winds up
> being in wmii-4, but it'd be good for users like me if we don't have to
> do too much to maintain a similar workflow to what we've developed with
> wmii-3.

I think what we discussing here is quite a detail. The basic
column layout will not change. But the modes will be
removed/replaced with something better/easier.


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