xfwm: support for 2d pagers
param at cs.wisc.edu
Tue Sep 21 16:50:15 CEST 2004
> What's the reason for having prev/next besides left/right/up/down? In default
> operation left/right will simply be the same as prev/next.
Suppose you have a 2d pager with 2 rows & 4 cols:
| 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 |
| 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |
Say the current workspace is 3. Next always goes to workspace 4. Move
right either stays at 3 or goes to 0 depending on whether wrap_layout is
disabled or enabled.
So, is there any benefit to next/prev? I'm not sure. They are only
useful if you think of your workspaces as simultaneously being in a grid
as well as being in a list. It's probably possible to come up with
cases where for half a day a grid makes sense, and for the other half a
list makes sense, and you don't want to keep modifying your pager
My opinion is that next/prev should be left as they are in the absence
of strong opinions against them.
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