Re: [wmii] Stacks in a column

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:23:13 -0400

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:11:34AM +0100, Philipp Hartwig wrote:
>1) Open a column in default mode containing three clients I call 1,
> 2 and 3 from top to bottom.
>2) If you resize 3 upwards until there is no place left for 2, 2 and
> 3 will form a stack occupying two-thirds of the column which is
> great.
>3) Now switch focus upwards 3->2->1->3. Now 1 and 2 form a stack
> occupying two-thirds of the column and 3 is alone at the bottom.
>4) Going upwards 3->2->1->3 again, we get back our stack of 2 and 3
> but now occupying one-third of the column.
>It's only after two more cycles 3->2->1->3 that we get back our
>original setup. Why are the stacks changed when switching focus
>upwards 1->3? Is this a technical necessity, a feature or an
>unintended behavior? To me it would seem more logical to just leave
>them in place.

When you try to switch to a collapsed client with the mouse,
some other window has to be collapsed for it to open. In most
cases, the natural and expected choice is the currently selected
client. The same behavior just happens to carry over when you're
switching from the top of the stack to the bottom. The only
other option is to search up the stack for a window to collapse,
which might be a good idea, but isn't not the currently defined

Kris Maglione
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Received on Sat Mar 21 2009 - 04:23:13 UTC

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