[Xmonad] darcs patch: make workspace tag not need to be a Num.
droundy at darcs.net
Wed Jun 13 20:58:31 EDT 2007
On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 05:03:32PM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 04:57:41PM -0700, David Roundy wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 03:15:03PM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 09:43:39AM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> > > > > This seems particularly relevant as dons is talking about creating a
> > > > > Stack for the float layer (which makes lots of sense to me), and I'll
> > > > > be voting for allowing custom layouts to the float layer: part of my
> > > > > grand scheme to make the float layer an equal citizen with other
> > > > > layout systems, but also useful for people who want tabs on their
> > > > > windows so they can see titles and drag them around with the use of
> > > > > only one hand.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, this is a good idea. After all, a floating layout is just a
> > > > layout that happens to listen to windows requested sizes.
> > >
> > > Sadly, xmonad's current floating layer is NOT such a floating layout
> > > because it is stateful - it allows you to resize windows.
> > >
> > > Layout-level state is not an option because then the windows would
> > > forget their size when moved between workspaces.
> > >
> > > The only reasonable approach I can think of (_XMONAD_USER_SIZE
> > > properties) is probably unacceptable because it is deeply untyped.
> > That's something I've wondered about. Why do we need to store the size and
> > position, doesn't X store the size of windows, even when you've hidden
> > them? I imagine that it has to do with Xinerama, and have speculated as to
> > solutions, but would rather not bore you with my speculations without
> > knowing why exactly we feel the need to store those RationalRects.
> It definitely has nothing to do with Xinerama. Probably it has a lot to
> do with the fact that we used to hide windows by moving them offscreen;
> this needs to be re-evaluated. As such I'm CC-ing the deciders.
Ah, then an easy solution would seem to be to move windows offscreen by a
fixed distance (chosen perhaps to be larger than any reasonable viewable
area, or perhaps chosen at runtime to be larger than the actual screen
But why is it that we can't just unmap the windows? (possibly displaying my
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