This patch provides comprehensive utilities for managing the client stack. It implements
two new commands:
focusstack (which is a replacement for the original
pushstack. The first one is for focusing clients while the second one moves
clients around the stack. Both commands take the same kind of argument:
PREVSELto focus/push the previously selected client in the current tagset.
INC(+/-inc)to focus/push relatively to the selected client. This will wrap around the stack limits.
Pass a positive number to focus/push relatively to the beginning of the stack. Out of limit values will be truncated to the position of the last visible client and won’t wrap around.
Pass a negative number to focus/push relatively to the last visible client in the stack. Here -1 means the last client, -2 the previous to last client, etc. Out of limit values will be truncated to the position of the first visible client (0) and won’t wrap around.
Default key bindings
There are two parallel sets of bindings: one for the
focus* family and the other for the
push* family. The keys are the same for both sets but they do differ in the modifiers:
MODKEY for the
focus* family and
MODKEY|ShiftMask for the
Key Argument Description --------------------------------------- \ PREVSEL Previously selected j INC(+1) Next to selected k INC(-1) Previous to selected q 0 First position a 1 Second position z 2 Third position x -1 Last position
z keys are aligned more or less vertically in the us keyboard layout. They
are intended to be used as quick positional shortcuts to specific applications. So if you
have 9 tags you get 9*3=27 shortcuts in a two-level hierarchy of clients. The ` key is
Tab key and it’s intended to complement the “move to previously selected
tag” function of dwm at the intra-tag level. Finally, the
x key is like “I don’t care so
much about you just right now but you can still live in this tag”.
MODKEY|ShiftMask+q collides with the default binding for quitting dwm, which
stacker changes to
- Carlos Pita (memeplex) firstname.lastname@example.org