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Old 10-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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Using Openbox like DWM ?


Hi,

Coding, coding,.... DWM has one cool feature is to split the windows when required.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2sYPwuRPvc

Would it be possible to have this for Openbox? I guess that using WMCTRL and bash would be possible to make it even for all WM.

With bindings one could call this. I searched on gg but visibly the idea has not been realized (yet?).

Need Input (if possible)

Thanks
 
Old 10-07-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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I would think that DWM has more than one cool feature, but in fact any tiling WM is able to do things like those you have seen there. So the real question is: why don't you just use a tiling WM if you want to use tiling functionality?
 
Old 10-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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I would think that DWM has more than one cool feature, but in fact any tiling WM is able to do things like those you have seen there. So the real question is: why don't you just use a tiling WM if you want to use tiling functionality?
I am simply used to openbox... this is why I favored it.

DWM is really nice indeed with some cool features
 
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Usually it's the best way to go for tiling WM, but there are things like PyTile for normal WMs. I never used it, so I can't say if it works.
 
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Usually it's the best way to go for tiling WM, but there are things like PyTile for normal WMs. I never used it, so I can't say if it works.
wouldnt it be more ligthweight to use x11 features: i.e. wmtctrl and bash. To code an own made application. You would have more power in hand rather than using python pytile (limited somhow)
 
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I don't get quite what you want. If you want lightweight go for a WM that has this functionality inbuilt, a tiling WM.
I don't really know if running a Python script is that much more resource heavy than running a Bash script.
 
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I don't get quite what you want. If you want lightweight go for a WM that has this functionality inbuilt, a tiling WM.
I don't really know if running a Python script is that much more resource heavy than running a Bash script.
I was considering using x11 tools to make it with bash, without the necessity of using python other apps. wmctrl might do it I would assume
 
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Well, just try it.
 
  


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