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Re: minimize-frame ?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: minimize-frame ?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 05:05:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Arthur Miller wrote:

> It is pretty similar to how Emacs deals with its windows;
> but I can't tell much, I just tried it once long time ago.
> I am not so fun of tiling managers either. I used to use dwm
> for quite a while, and even had my own fork and some custom
> layouts, but eventually I don't like it. I come up to
> conclusion that I still manage my windows, just doing
> different managing operations than with floating wm.

In Debian as the dwm package,

  $ aptitude show dwm
  dynamic window manager dwm is a minimalistic window manager.
  It manages windows in tiling and floating modes. Either mode
  can be applied dynamically, depending on the application in
  use and the task performed.
  In tiling mode windows are managed in a master and stacking
  column. The master column contains the window which needs
  most attention at a time, whereas the stacking column
  contains all other windows in a stack. Dialog windows are
  managed floating, however.
  In floating mode windows can be resized and moved freely.
  Windows are grouped by tags. All windows with a specific tag
  can be viewed at a time. But each window may contain more
  than one tag, which makes it visible in several views.
  Please notice that dwm is currently customized through
  editing its source code, so you probably want to build your
  own dwm packages. This package is compiled with the default
  configuration and should just give you an idea about what
  dwm brings to your desktop.

No doubt, an exciting new brand of dynamic configuration!

Jesus, is it this complicated? Stacked, tiled, and floating
modes? Yeah, if you have tons of windows. How many do you guys
have? I have 2, one xterm/tmux/zsh and one mpv :)

I remember I used Openbox (not recommended, big and slow,
visually unappealing) and feh (retro-futuristic, should be
robust, looked like something out of the 80s tho, and that not
in a good way; I had that not on Linux but on a SunOS -
Openbox I had on Linux tho - they claim to be "very fast" in
the Debian package description ('aptitude show dwm') but this
killer 1-2 of

  picom &
  openbsd-cwm &

is _much_ faster, and better/easier to config, also.
Complete control or sufficient control for me anyway of the
windows and the possibility to fire off shell commands by just
storing them first, typing them in the WM config file -
awesome :) Actually I haven't been this happy with anything
computer-ish since I switched from mplayer to mpv!

But while mpv is huge, cwm is small...

I think feh kicked in on the SunOS system when the previous
WM or something else failed, as a fallback system...

underground experts united

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