[xmonad] darcs patch: ThreeColMid - Swap slave window positions
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Sun May 3 19:49:00 EDT 2009
* On Sunday, May 03 2009, Anders Engstrom wrote:
>Sun May 3 21:50:26 CEST 2009 Anders Engstrom <ankaan at gmail.com>
> * ThreeColMid - Swap slave window positions
> This patch will swap the positions of the two slave windows and this
> will result in a more intuitive window order. When using focusDown
> beginning in the master pane we will move in the following graphical
> order 2->3->1->2->3 instead of 2->1->3->2->1. This is backwards from
> what is expected.
So instead of going down the two columns alternating between the two,
you've changed it to go down a single column at a time?
> The small drawback is that increasing from 2 to 3 windows (and therefore
> also columns) will behave in a less intuitive way. The window in the
> right column will jump to the left of the screen.
Perhaps there is a way to avoid this issue and keep your changes to the
focus behavior: I found ThreeColMid to be quite predictable when I tried it
a couple weeks ago.
Perhaps you could achieve focusing down a single column with a binding to
> windows $ W.focusDown . W.focusDown
Of course with a special case for < 3 windows. Perhaps something like
PerLayoutKeys would be required for making such configurations more sane.
> I think that it is a good idea to make this change since I rely a lot on
> the window order but people using WindowNavigation may be of a different
WindowNavigation users are unaffected by window order, so the only issue
would be your changing of the behavior when windows are added.
> An alternative is to add an option to select in what way to behave, but
> that could be overkill... I leave it up to discussion and devs to
I agree about that being overkill.
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