[xmonad] Real Tabbing?

Dominik Bruhn dominik at dbruhn.de
Wed Feb 11 12:32:59 EST 2009

is there any chance we might get real tabbing support in xmonad?

Ill try to explain what I mean by that:
I often use the "Tall" Layout. It would be nice If I could take any frame and
apply a tabbed layout on it so that I can open several windows within that frame
and get some tabs. Currently I cant get this behaviour because I have to select
the frames where I want tabbing uppon compiletime and there is no keybinding for
switching the tabs.

So what I'm searching for is:

1. A Keystroke which makes the current frame tabbed
2. A possibility to shift a window into a frame (so it gets another tab) and out
3. The current Keybindings like Mod+{j,k} stay the same, they dont switch tabs.
4. New Keybindings for moving to the next tab in the current frame.

Is it possible at all? I'm not into the xmonad sourcecode but perhaps the
stack-set datastructure is not the right choice for this features. Perhaps some
developers can tell about this.

This is the only feature which im missing and which could make me go to ion3
because everytime I see a ion3 I love this feature.

So, lets discuss!
Dominik Bruhn
mailto: dominik at dbruhn.de

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