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 Post subject: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:32 pm 
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I like the feature of Openbox that it places the windows so that they overlap each other to the minimum.
And I very much dislike if a window manager places new windows like JWM below the window title of the previous window.
Or like Fluxbox that the new window copletely covers the old one.

Would antiX users and devs like a feature that new windows are placed subsequently in the corners, top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left and s.o. ? Can antiX devs think of an easy solution for this? Ideally such behaviour would not beuser would be able to activate it somewhere in the Control Centre.

I know, a user can define keyboard shortcuts and they already defined but not activated for JWM (at least, afaik). But and automatic placement would be a usability improvement for some users.


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 Post subject: Re: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:24 pm 
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doesn't icewm already do this?

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 Post subject: Re: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:33 pm 
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fluxbox has something called arrange windows, which might do what you want?


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 Post subject: Re: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:46 pm 
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eugen-b wrote:
...new windows are placed subsequently in the corners, top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left and s.o. ?
dolphin_oracle wrote:
doesn't icewm already do this?
Yes, it does here.

Window placement is controlled by each individual Window Manager (WM). Because each has its own way of handling it, there is no single way to manage it that applies universally to all WMs.

Have you had a look at Wingrid?
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/doc ... ngrid.html
It may not do exactly what you were originally asking for but might give you another option.


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 Post subject: Re: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:56 pm 
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Thanks for all your comments. Then my request would apply only to JWM and I will think of a solution myself. :)


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 Post subject: Re: feature request: "smart" window placement in the corners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:56 am 
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antiX16 shipped with a pre-installed utility called "wingrid" which may provide the functionality you were looking for.
In file ~/.jwm/keys you can see (or edit) the preconfigured keybinds.
Pressing Ctrl+1 for instance will move/resize the active window so that it fills the left half of the screen...
Code:
<!--Wingrid-->
<Key mask="C" key="1">exec:wingrid-left.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="2">exec:wingrid-right.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="3">exec:wingrid-top.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="4">exec:wingrid-bottom.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="5">exec:wingrid-topleft.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="6">exec:wingrid-topright.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="7">exec:wingrid-bottomleft.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="8">exec:wingrid-bottomright.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="9">exec:wingrid-maximize.sh</Key>
<Key mask="C" key="0">exec:wingrid-close.sh</Key>

p.s. the windgrid keybinds also work with other window managers, not just JWM
xref: ~/.fluxbox/keys and ~/.icewm/keys


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