Re: [wmii] "Rows" of columns? (feature/behaviour suggestion)

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:44:09 +0100

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 10:25:51AM +0100, Kai Grossjohann wrote:
> "Anselm R. Garbe" <> writes:
> > I don't understand why people ask for such mixture-layouts (in
> > dwm we had the same discussion already). Actually, I think you
> > only need such mixture layouts, if your screen is too small. So,
> > the real solution for the problem in my eyes is: wether use a
> > floating setup, or buy a bigger screen.
> I don't understand why you think of the layout as "mixture" any more
> than the existing layouts are mixture.
> wmii currently divides the screen into columns, each of which can be
> in stacked, maximized or default mode.
> It seems rather obvious to offer as alternative to divide the screen
> into rows, each of which can be in stacked, maximized or default mode.
> Well, one would have to rotate the window titles (and put them on the
> left or right edge of a window) for a sensible implementation of
> stacked mode for rows, so perhaps one would like to forego stacked
> mode for rows. Or one takes a look at wmx and realizes that it looks
> quite visually appealing to rotate window titles.
> And I also fail to see in what way the navigation would be more
> difficult when navigating rows as opposed to columns. Well, I use
> vi-like keybindings where h/l navigate between columns and j/k between
> the windows in a column. When the screen is divided into rows
> instead, then one would like j/k to navigate between rows and h/l to
> navigate between the windows in a row.
> wmii could display some views in column layout (as it does now) and
> others in row layout. There could even be a command to switch between
> the two types of layouts.

Well what you describe might be doable, however I doubt people
will like vertical titlebars (although it is very easy to
achieve, X doesn't cares so much how text is mapped)...


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