[xmonad] Some Gnome fit and finish work

John Yates john at yates-sheets.org
Wed May 20 07:14:12 EDT 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 5:29 AM, Henri Ducrocq <henri.ducrocq at gmail.com> wrote:

> Very nice, however why not just use the Window List applet instead of
> Window Selector? Then you don't have to bother with dzen at all.

Because the Window List applet generates the series of every narrowing
buttons that typically appears in a bottom bar.  Having such a UI
element appear at the top of the screen would be disconcerting.  Also,
since I use layouts without title bars I need some place to render the
full title of the current window.  The most common tiling wm solution
is as part of the top bar.

At present I consider the Window Selector mostly a learning aid,
clarifying for new users the distribution of windows across
workspaces.  This is because using it requires using a mouse.  I may
shift to viewing the Window Selector as a more integral part of the UI
if I can figure out how to activate / navigate it using only the


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