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#501 2013-05-07 18:35:42

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

dminiwm and larrythewindowmanager are updated to include the above addition.

I've also added a comment and setting to sample.rc.conf for selecting Super as the resize/move key in stacking mode in snapwm. The option to do that has been there for ages...


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#502 2013-06-06 19:41:40

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

Since ompldr has died I've lost the images that were in the first post of this thread.
I think I've found a more permanent solution for hosting images for the wm so have added new images to the first post to show what it can do.

Cheers


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#503 2013-06-10 01:14:36

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I made a gui alarm with a snooze button 'cause I wanted one and couldn't find one.
Here


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#504 2013-09-15 20:21:06

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I have been slack lately...

I've fixed up how windows are ordered when changing desktops. If there was a couple of transient windows they were shuffled a bit when coming back to the desktop they were on. That's been bugging me for a while but not often enough to remember to do something about it 'till now.

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#505 2013-09-28 06:47:43

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

It was a wet and windy morning this morning...

transparent_bar_small.png

... so now the bar can be transparent if running a compositor.
New option in the rc file sets how see-through

# For semi transparent bar if using a compositor e.g. compton
# 100 is opaque
BAR_ALPHA 75

Cheers


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#506 2013-10-06 00:35:48

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

Fixed snapwm not starting if there was no Xinerama info avaialable and updated snapwm-stable.

Cheers


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#507 2013-10-15 19:34:54

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I've changed the approach to how transient windows are managed.
Now it is possible to cycle through normal and transient windows with Alt+j/k, transient windows can be moved to other desktops and killed with the wm's kill_client function.
Seems to make the whole experience a bit more pleasant.

Cheers


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#508 2013-10-31 11:14:03

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

After the recent changes I was having a bit of an issue at times moving windows between desktops if the desktop on one of the monitors was in stacking mode. Had time to sort that out today.

Cheers


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#509 2013-11-26 22:35:25

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

Loving snapwm! Would it be possible for people to start publishing their .conf files along with screenshots? Just looking for ideas...

Thanks

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#510 2013-11-27 14:53:48

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

How come multi monitor environments aren't working when using a standard RandR setup?
Is it required to configure monitors in the old fashion Xinerama (xorg config file) way?

- Busk

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#511 2013-11-27 19:49:56

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

@windowsrefund   Here's mine.  snapwm
Same old setup I've had forever. My battery is toast so I'm down to just a clock. tongue It's on a netbook, so it's mainly for fullscreen mode.

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#512 2013-11-27 19:58:20

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

@windowsrefund here's a couple from arpinux on deviantart http://arpinux.deviantart.com/gallery/? … F&q=snapwm. He does good window manager setups.

@Busk What's a standard RandR setup?
Here's what I use in .xinitrc for two monitors with the laptop

xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --right-of LVDS1

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#513 2013-11-27 23:23:57

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

stlarch wrote:

@windowsrefund   Here's mine.  snapwm
Same old setup I've had forever. My battery is toast so I'm down to just a clock. tongue It's on a netbook, so it's mainly for fullscreen mode.

Very similar to my use case. Thanks for sharing this. Can I see your .conkyrc?

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#514 2013-11-28 04:38:37

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

@windowsrefund I don't use conky right now. Here's my .xinitrc

#!/bin/sh
#
# ~/.xinitrc
#

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

xset +fp ~/.fonts
xset fp rehash

xbindkeys &

xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr &

unclutter -idle 5 -root &

while :; do
    xsetroot -name "$(date +"&5 &2%I:%M")"
    sleep 30
done &

exec dbus-launch snapwm

I use Debain right now, so it might be slightly different overall but the clock function is the same. The icons are from stlarch_font in the aur. There's a readme included with instructions.

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#515 2013-11-29 18:13:01

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I'm just not understanding what to type in the date commend after +"&5

I have stlarch fonts installed and can render a clock if I run termite with this config

font = stlarch medium 12

and then type:

echo -e "\ue015"

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#516 2013-11-29 19:57:47

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

When you print the 'icon' in termite you copy it from there to your .xinitrc.


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#517 2013-12-02 16:20:19

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

moetunes wrote:

@windowsrefund here's a couple from arpinux on deviantart http://arpinux.deviantart.com/gallery/? … F&q=snapwm. He does good window manager setups.

@Busk What's a standard RandR setup?
Here's what I use in .xinitrc for two monitors with the laptop

xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --right-of LVDS1

Sorry for not responding to your query earlier. I forgot my charger in another city and did not really need my laptop meanwhile.

It did no occur to me that I had to setup the display in my .xinitrc. Coming from XMonad I am used to be able to add/remove monitors dynamically. Thank you for your swift response though.

- Busk

EDIT: But if the monitors must be defined in .xinitrc, how would I go about hotplugging, say a projector, to my laptop?

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#518 2013-12-02 19:51:55

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

Busk wrote:

But if the monitors must be defined in .xinitrc, how would I go about hotplugging, say a projector, to my laptop?

One of the drawbacks to using a more minimal window manager is you miss out on the less often used extra functions.
When you add a monitor the window manager will have to be closed and started again, or another instance run on another DISPLAY.
e.g.

startx -- :1

I have no experience with projectors but I assume they would just clone the current DISPLAY and that that would be the purpose of adding the projector. I don't know how well things would go having a separate desktop on a projector, try it and see if you like wink

tldr: If I add everything to the wm it won't be anything like minimal.

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#519 2014-01-24 21:31:52

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I've added a function to snapwm to close any open windows nicely(if possible), exit the window manager and shutdown or reboot via one keyboard shortcut.
In the key.conf file commands are set up for shutdown and reboot:

CMD shutdowncmd;sudo;shutdown;-P;now;NULL;
CMD rebootcmd;sudo;reboot;NULL;

The names "shutdowncmd"  and "rebootcmd" are hard coded but any shutdown/reboot command can be used.

The format for the keyboard shortcut is:

KEY CtrlAlt;s;terminate;1;
KEY CtrlAlt;r;terminate;2;

To shutdown use 1(one) or reboot use 2
As always there's examples in the sample.key.conf.

If there are no issues with it I'll update snapwm-stable shortly.

Cheers


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#520 2014-01-25 07:15:51

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

It's not working here moe. It closes the windows and quits the window manager but doesn't shutdown or reboot. I edited /etc/sudoers so I can shutdown or reboot without a password. I'm on debian, I don't know if that makes a difference.

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#521 2014-01-25 10:29:45

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

Hello Granpa Dave, how are the little ones?

I got ahead of myself in the rush before work this morning, the function doesn't work as intended. Sorry about that... Nothing's wrong on your end.

Haven't given up on it yet, hopefully I will nut it out in time as I'm a lazy bugger and have been thinking about this for a little while now. I've reverted all the files so an update will have you back to where you were. Cheers for speaking up.


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#522 2014-01-25 19:44:43

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

They're doing great, growing like weeds! The boy looks like me! Poor kid...

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#523 2014-01-29 01:50:12

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

@stlarch, good to hear the little ones are doing well, might be time to teach the boy to be scared of mirrors though... wink

This works now:

moetunes wrote:

I've added a function to snapwm to close any open windows nicely(if possible), exit the window manager and shutdown or reboot via one keyboard shortcut.
In the key.conf file commands are set up for shutdown and reboot:

CMD shutdowncmd;sudo;shutdown;-P;now;NULL;
CMD rebootcmd;sudo;reboot;NULL;

The names "shutdowncmd"  and "rebootcmd" are hard coded but any shutdown/reboot command can be used.

The format for the keyboard shortcut is:

KEY CtrlAlt;s;terminate;1;
KEY CtrlAlt;r;terminate;2;

To shutdown use 1(one) or reboot use 2
As always there's examples in the sample.key.conf.

If there are no issues with it I'll update snapwm-stable shortly.

I should make it clear that if there is e.g. an editor open with changes, those won't be saved. I'm still working on how to do that properly.

Cheers


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#524 2014-01-29 04:49:01

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

It seems to be working well here now, thanks!

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#525 2014-02-02 23:17:27

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Re: dminiwm snapwm & bipolarbar

I just started using snapwm yesterday and, in all honesty, it has been far simpler to use and setup than the other 3 tiling WMs that I've tried.  My thanks to Moetunes.  I'm not sure how to use the theme.ini file but I'm sure I'll figure it out sooner or later.

While I'm enjoying using snapwm I found 2 minor glitches that I don't undertand.  The first is that when I put my cursor in onto certain apps it changes to a very large X instead of the usual pointer.  The easiest way to replicate if (if that's possible) is to install Thunar.  I have XFCE installed as well but I don't know if that's relevant.  Another app that does this is when I right-click to copy text on XFCE's terminal the cursor also changes to a large X.

[edit] Not having used anything but OpenBox, XFCE and KDE I didn't realise that the big X is just the Xwindow default cursor showing up when hovering outside of some app's area. 

Once or twice my cursor has disappeared entirely which means I can't properly click items in apps.  I restarted X-window and that seems to have fixed it for now.  This isn't a big deal but I thought I'd mention it in case you would like to investigate it, Moetunes.

[edit]  Forgot to mention that I use the Intel drivers:

local/intel-dri 10.0.2-1
    Mesa drivers for Intel
local/xf86-video-intel 2.99.907-2 (xorg-drivers xorg)
    X.org Intel i810/i830/i915/945G/G965+ video drivers

MS

Last edited by MoonSwan (2014-02-03 06:37:17)


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