Re: [wmii] Re: layout per tag.

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:31:08 -0700

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Denis Grelich wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:32:19 +0200
> One huge problem of fixed layouts is when something unforeseen happens.
> Like, I want to to copy&paste some stuff from another window into my
> MUA, and thus put the window into my mail view. Then, the fixed layout
> is rendered completely useless until I re-order it by hand, which is
> highly annoying. That's not something that should happen.

Why re-order it by hand when you can script it?

I scripted the application of wmii-2 style Tiling, Grid, and
Balanced arrangement, and I'm _much_ more productive now.

When the case you described occurs, I just input a shortcut and,
poof, I have grid arrangement where I can see all clients equally.

> Anyway, while you are working with dynamic layouts, they're fixed too.
> When you start the application, you, or the automatic, arrange the
> windows in some way and you keep it that way throughout the day, until
> a new window comes up or you close something. But I have to admit that
> the automatism must always create the same result for a given
> situation, and should act absolutely predictable in new situation. Or
> else the application gets in control of you.

This is why I like being able to script the arrangement of clients.
I keep working with my own "manual" arrangements and, once in a
while, I apply the tiling or grid or balanced arrangement to clean
up my mess.

Also, you can script new window arrangements which suit different
tasks, like maybe a two-column arrangement (with 2 columns, each in
stacking mode) for programming. A new client appears and messes it
up? Just re-apply the two-column arrangement and you're back in
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