[plug] Tiled window managers
daniel at rimspace.net
Wed Sep 15 18:23:48 WST 2010
Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com> writes:
> After getting incredibly frustrated at having 2 1920x1200 monitors on my
> desk, and metacity refusing to allow me to use them as 2 separate work
> spaces, I was pushed to try xmonad.
> Does anyone else use window managers that manage the windows for you, rather
> than you trying to figure out the best place to put them?
No, but until very recently I used a strict "centered placement" policy for
windows, since that gave absolutely predictable behaviour. Any "smart"
placement policy is a recipe for disaster most of the time.
That and keyboard shortcuts for "pack up/down/left/right" made for very
efficient placement of windows. For the, like, two or three that I usually
have open, or five on an extreme day.
 Well, OK, for wasting time moving windows from the wrong place, which is
random, requiring more cognitive effort to identify before fixing.
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