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Alternative window manager

Thomas Dupriez
Hello,

Does an alternative window manager for pharo exist?

For some reasons I always end up with a tangled mess of windows when
using the default one. My biggest gripe is that new windows tend to open
on top of other windows, blocking the view even if there is still empty
space elsewhere.

I watched this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0eNaGzAZU )
about the i3 window manager for linux and how it paves the screen with
the windows to optimise screen space and make things look less messy,
and was wondering whether something like that existed for pharo.

Cheers,
Thomas


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Re: Alternative window manager

Alistair Grant
Hi Thomas,

On 10 November 2017 at 11:46, Thomas Dupriez
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Does an alternative window manager for pharo exist?
>
> For some reasons I always end up with a tangled mess of windows when using
> the default one. My biggest gripe is that new windows tend to open on top of
> other windows, blocking the view even if there is still empty space
> elsewhere.
>
> I watched this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0eNaGzAZU ) about
> the i3 window manager for linux and how it paves the screen with the windows
> to optimise screen space and make things look less messy, and was wondering
> whether something like that existed for pharo.
>
> Cheers,
> Thomas

Have you looked at Tiling Window Manager?  It doesn't solve the
problem of windows opening on top of each other, but makes it easy to
position them:

Metacello new
    baseline: 'TilingWindowManager';
    repository: 'github://Pharophile/TilingWindowManager:master/packages';
    load.


If there's another window manager that is similar to i3 or Awesome I'd
love to hear about it. :-)


Cheers,
Alistair

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Re: Alternative window manager

philippe.back@highoctane.be
I need to give it some love as the keybindings are all acting bad.
Aerosnap style stuff to be added as well.

There is an issue with integrating the world menu due to morphic changes.
Do I disabled it.

I'll give it a shot for 6.1 as  it is now a 5
0 thing.
Phil

On Nov 10, 2017 22:36, "Alistair Grant" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Thomas,

On 10 November 2017 at 11:46, Thomas Dupriez
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Does an alternative window manager for pharo exist?
>
> For some reasons I always end up with a tangled mess of windows when using
> the default one. My biggest gripe is that new windows tend to open on top of
> other windows, blocking the view even if there is still empty space
> elsewhere.
>
> I watched this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0eNaGzAZU ) about
> the i3 window manager for linux and how it paves the screen with the windows
> to optimise screen space and make things look less messy, and was wondering
> whether something like that existed for pharo.
>
> Cheers,
> Thomas

Have you looked at Tiling Window Manager?  It doesn't solve the
problem of windows opening on top of each other, but makes it easy to
position them:

Metacello new
    baseline: 'TilingWindowManager';
    repository: 'github://Pharophile/TilingWindowManager:master/packages';
    load.


If there's another window manager that is similar to i3 or Awesome I'd
love to hear about it. :-)


Cheers,
Alistair

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Re: Alternative window manager

Stephane Ducasse-3
Tx Phil!


On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 11:37 AM, [hidden email]
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I need to give it some love as the keybindings are all acting bad.
> Aerosnap style stuff to be added as well.
>
> There is an issue with integrating the world menu due to morphic changes.
> Do I disabled it.
>
> I'll give it a shot for 6.1 as  it is now a 5
> 0 thing.
> Phil
>
> On Nov 10, 2017 22:36, "Alistair Grant" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Thomas,
>>
>> On 10 November 2017 at 11:46, Thomas Dupriez
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Does an alternative window manager for pharo exist?
>> >
>> > For some reasons I always end up with a tangled mess of windows when
>> > using
>> > the default one. My biggest gripe is that new windows tend to open on
>> > top of
>> > other windows, blocking the view even if there is still empty space
>> > elsewhere.
>> >
>> > I watched this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0eNaGzAZU )
>> > about
>> > the i3 window manager for linux and how it paves the screen with the
>> > windows
>> > to optimise screen space and make things look less messy, and was
>> > wondering
>> > whether something like that existed for pharo.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Thomas
>>
>> Have you looked at Tiling Window Manager?  It doesn't solve the
>> problem of windows opening on top of each other, but makes it easy to
>> position them:
>>
>> Metacello new
>>     baseline: 'TilingWindowManager';
>>     repository: 'github://Pharophile/TilingWindowManager:master/packages';
>>     load.
>>
>>
>> If there's another window manager that is similar to i3 or Awesome I'd
>> love to hear about it. :-)
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Alistair
>>
>