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Re: [wmx] window stacking and multiple tabs

Stefan `Sec` Zehl - Mon Jun 19 13:19:15 2000

On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 10:42:54AM +0000, cannam wrote:
> Which leads to another problem: How does PWM cope when you add
> together so many windows, or windows with such long names, that
> all the title bars no longer fit along the top?  If you only
> have one title bar you can just truncate the name, but there's
> a limit to how far you can truncate each one of many before it
> becomes impossible to see which is which -- especially if the
> title bar is on the side and the window is short.

We just tested it. It first reduces the space around the title, and when
that doesn't suffice it just trunctates.

> btw, note that for xterms at least there is another kind of
> a solution to the same problem in the shape of PowerShell, a
> terminal emulator that allows you to tab between several active
> sessions at once.  http://powershell.pdq.net/ -- I haven't
> tried it myself yet, but it looks like a potentially useful tool.

You can use screen. Very powefull, allows you to switch between the
different windows easily, can notify you of output in any of the
windows, and in the newest version can also show two of them at the same
time splitted horizontally (like splitvt).

Screen also allows you to 'detach', i.e. logout but keep all the windows
running. When you re-attach everything is as before.

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