[xmonad] Comparison of "extensible window managers"

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 10:02:39 CEST 2011

2011/9/6 Teika Kazura <teika at lavabit.com>

> I don't understand why large desktop is not so much common (famous
> example which has LD is fvwm); it's really convenient since geometric
> meaning is intuitive. For example, my top-right viewport (a viewport
> is the portion shown in a monitor) is assigned for browser, and I
> switch the viewport by Shift + cursor. I only have one workspace,
> but some Sawfish user have several large workspaces.

Window managers don't do it any more because X11 has had the ability to do
it itself for some 10 years now (see the "Screen" section in xorg.conf,
notably the "Viewport" declaration).  And people very much do still make use
of it.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
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