[xmonad] Re: Project to make tiling window managers more accessible to newcomers

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 13:24:03 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM,  <mail at justinbogner.com> wrote:
> Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> writes:
>> One idea I've always wondered about is a menubar based tiling WM. The
>> user, say, middle-clicks (hardly anyone uses middle-click), and then a
>> geometrical menu pops up along the lines of
>> XMonad.Actions.GridSelect. In it are all the default operations -
>> 'kill', 'refresh',  'sendMessage NextLayout', etc. The user
>> left-clicks on one and voila.
> If people don't use middle click, then how do they paste text in X11?
> Other than that minor nitpick, this idea seems fairly interesting, I
> sometimes want to be able to use my computer with only the mouse, rather
> than only the keyboard.

I say hardly, because based on the number of times I've heard people discuss it, and the number of apps that ignore it or otherwise mistreat middle-clicking, I don't think it's nearly as used as something like rightclick or C-v

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