Re: [wmii] [ANN] New snap: wmii+ixp-20080123

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:13:57 -0500

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 11:30:22AM -0500, Chris King wrote:
>On 1/23/08, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> Drag&Drop support (when you drag over a bar, you get that view)
>Beautiful! One nitpick though... dragging over the status menu
>creates a new view called "status".

It shouldn't. That generates a RightBarDND event, which wmiirc
and rc.wmii ignore.

>* The Rox panel only shows up in one view (unless you manually send it
>to others). Is there a way to tell wmii to make it "sticky" (i.e.
>place it in all views)?

When regex tags are supported (soon), it will be possible.

>* The "popup" mode of the panel doesn't work (where it reserves only a
>few pixels and pops up above other windows when the mouse moves over
>it). wmii seems to place it above managed windows and below floating
>windows regardless of what mouse actions are performed (although
>keyboard shortcuts can bring it to the front). My guess is this is
>something that is not easy to make work with the wmii model.

It should stay in the front of non-dock-type windows. That, I
did test.

>* Not related to struts, but new rox windows seem to all start in
>whichever view already has a rox window open. I'm guessing this is a
>side-effect of some other new feature.

They must specify a window group. I got tired of opening apps
only to have new windows pop up on whatever view I'm working on.
The rox command must tell a central process to launch a new
window, and use the same group. I'll think about accommodating
this with tag rules.

>* The chords don't work when starting from floating mode.

They work for me...

>* The following sequence results in either a disappeared window, or a crash:
> Managed window -> 1-3 -> 1-3 -> 1-2

I'll look into it.

>Last but not least, I can't figure out how to get custom keybindings
>(Action-overridekeys doesn't seem to work anymore), and running the
>rc.wmii action (to load changes) both messes up windows and loses all

It's not necessary anymore. Just define the functions. The only
issue is that you can't unbind keys very easily.

Kris Maglione
If you don't say it, they can't repeat it.

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