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Utilities by zlatkart 18 comments

And for people wanting to do all this purely from keyboard, there's great application class named tiling window managers. It's a shame they weren't mentioned anywhere where ctrlwm-like programs were discussed (as I searched).

A thorough, annotated list:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiling_window_manager#List_of_tiling_window_managers_for_X

A thread discussing choice of the best one:
http://ask.metafilter.com/105026/Best-tiling-window-manager-for-Linux

My personal favorite:
http://xmonad.org/ - Nov 20 2010
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Utilities by zlatkart 18 comments

> Is the window height OK with -t and 3 windows?

Yes, if I pick the right values for -mn or dcw, dch lines, windows height is ok.

Although there's another bug relating to position, maybe affecting only Windows programs under Wine: on -t the client area appears at point where whole window should be, and NW decorations overlap with other windows.

> -k executes actions when the pointer touches the edge/corner of the screen. These actions can be defined in the rc file

Thanks for the tip, I haven't looked at the comments in rc file before. Everything is described indeed. It's only a pity that it doesn't require window to be dragged to an edge/corner to trigger, as I think that would be more usefull.

> The options order is unimportant already? I'll need an example to reproduce this

These lines produce different results:
ctrlwm -k -s
ctrlwm -s -k

This is off course only possible if user doesn't really understand what he/she's doing and specifies incompatible options, but combined with unclear documentation, this becomes a problem.

And yes, I'll send you a PM. - Sep 27 2010
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Utilities by zlatkart 18 comments

Indeed, deleting rc file stopped compulsory sectors display on -z. And I understood how to send window to left/right part of screen with it. :)

I meant height too large, of course (I said before that I tried to put window to left/right half, so only height could be ten pixels too large and send window off-screen). This problem remains regardless of -mn.

Regarding user-friendliness, let me list it:
- On this page descibe more fully what the program can do regarding automatic windows placement (this is required for people who hadn't experience with Windows Aero as well as for providing right keywords for Google searches).
- List possible options for every action (I guess -m doesn't need all options and -f can be used anywhere instead of -o ?).
- Describe -mn format and name meaning
- Describe how -k daemon mode works (for me it doesn't seem to do nothing except window maximizing sometimes). I.e., what user actions produce what consequences? Does it require -s or -z at the same time?

And actual code changes might be:
- Allow merged options (such as -pw). This is Unix tradition, and omitting this creates some confusion (apparently options are ignored).
- Make options order unimportant, Unix (mostly) tradition as well.
- provide error messages about wrong/incompatible options instead of ignoring them.
- maybe make a package for Ubuntu repository (as many users would search there only)

I could help with this documentation, not so sure about the code - Sep 25 2010
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Utilities by zlatkart 18 comments

Installing libglib2.0-dev helped, but installing xorg-dev would require installing too many other packages, so I given up effort to recompile program.

I haven't figured out how to make window occupy left/right half of the screen with -z (by the way, why does it show sectors on screen even without -u? what does undescribed -o option mean?).

-s does this in some cases (didn't yet fully figured out how to drive it with mouse), but window is made too large to fit on screen (by ten pixels or so). -mn doesn't seem to change anything. In case it matters, I have XFCE with only one panel at top of the screen.

I think there's large demand for such program (the only alternative I know is using Compiz with Grid plugin), but it needs to be more... well, maybe "user-friendly".

Thanks - Sep 23 2010
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Utilities by zlatkart 18 comments

Package glib-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.

Also, compile command is outdated as well as binary version inside archive.

Sorry I did not understand how to use program. Can it make active window half-screen when dragged to the edge (or through command line)?

Thanks - Sep 22 2010
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