[Xmonad] ideas for new layouts and layout modifiers

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Thu Sep 27 15:09:38 EDT 2007

David Roundy wrote:
> 1. WindowNavigator
>   A layout modifier that keeps track of the rectangles of visible windows
>   and a "cursor" point, to allow keybindings for "shift focus
>   up/down/left/right" in a real geometric manner.  It's independent of the
>   tiling algorithm used.  A key point is that moving left followed by right
>   will always return focus to its original position (except sometimes if
>   the layout of the screen changes when you move focus left).

Please display somehow (a *faint* red border?) the trail of windows that 
you'll go to with left or right.  It annoys me in word processors that I 
can't see where up or down is going to take me to.  Modal badness... 
(Although with xmonad, I don't put more than a few windows on a 
workspace and usually use full-screen, so it doesn't actually make much 
of a difference to me)

more brainstorming would be appreciated


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