Re: [wmii] Menu interface

From: Timo Benk <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 8:42:40 +0200

But please do not loose the general wmiimenu functionality.

i am using wmiimenu heavily for own actions, for example to display
a "yes no" menu when pressing "MOD-q", and depending of the selection,
that means depending on stdout of wmiimenu, the quit action is performed
or not.

Personally i like the wmiimenu style, cause you can use it for quite anything.

Maybe the program selection by /menu/ctl can be an additional feature of wmii, besides

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:45:43 -0400, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:38:20AM +0200, Julian Stecklina wrote:
>>I already mentioned it on IRC, but wouldn't it be an improvement to
>>integrate wmiimenu's functionality into wmiiwm and expose it through 9P?
>>For the usual Mod+p program menu it could work as follows:
>>1. wmiirc creates a list of all executables and stores it into
>>2. The user presses Mod+p. wmiirc writes "show programs" into
>>/menu/ctl. wmiiwm displays the menu.
>>3. If the user selects a menu item an event is generated,
>>e.g. MenuSelect programs xterm
>>4. wmiirc starts xterm
> This is an interesting interface, actually. I can see it working well with
> actions and views as well; the views file would be updated only when a
> view is
> added or removed. It also has the advantage of keeping the list hashed and
> the
> program in memory, thereby decreasing startup time. I'll look into
> implementing this as a patch as soon as enough changes take place to make
> it
> feasible. If it turns out to be useful, I'll see what I can do about
> making it
> official.
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