[wmii] Window handling question: how to deal with columns always being as high as the screen?

From: Kai Grossjohann <kai.grossjohann_AT_verizonbusiness.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 10:05:51 +0200

This is a wmii usage question. I'm a newbie with wmii, and I'm asking
for hints on how others use it, so that my usage can become more
efficient, too.

For the purpose of presentation, assume that I work with xterms a lot
and that my screen has room for four of them (top left, top right,
bottom left and bottom right). Now assume further that I have more than
4 xterm windows, and at any given time, I would like to see a different
subset of them.

Now, my screen layout would mean that I have two columns, each of which
has two xterms in it and is in default layout mode. But now assume that
I would like to swap one of the xterms out and replace it with a
different one:

    * Where do all the xterms live that I'm not currently looking at?
    * How to swap the xterm out that I don't need to see anymore and how
      to swap in the one that I do want to see now?

If I have more than two xterms in a column, then the xterms won't be
tall enough. If I put the column into stacked or maximized mode, then I
can only see two xterms at the same time, instead of four.

How do people handle this?

Received on Fri Aug 04 2006 - 10:07:29 UTC

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