Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:40 UTC
Window Managers After six years, development on Window Maker has picked up again. Other than mere bug fixes, the two new releases (so far) also include lots of code cleanup and, yes, new features as well. Welcome back!
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RE: Patches.
by Doc Pain on Sat 18th Feb 2012 17:26 UTC in reply to "Patches."
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This gives me the opportunity for me to bug them for some multi monitor features.


I'd be interested in that, too. It's no problem to use it with "connected screens" approach (2 x X), but fullscreen applications (like mplayer -fs) become unusable that way. :-)

From the "New features and highlights" I saw this: New mouse-resizing functionality. Windows can now be resized vertically (horizontally) using MOD+Wheel (CTRL+Wheel).

Strange - you can already to that with pressing Mod1 (usually Alt) and then clicking the right mouse button anywhere in the window, causing size changes in X, Y and both dimensions. But maybe that mouse wheel feature is interesting for laptops, netbooks and tablets that are known to have mouse wheels. :-)

Another improvement: History and TAB completion in dialogs.

Very good! Now I'm just missing the ability to copy / paste text using the middle mouse button (edit buffer: selecting text gets it into the buffer, clicking the middle mouse button outputs it at current cursor position). I always found it annoying that you cannot use this feature within some of Window Maker's dialogs, but usint it with external sources or targets, it mostly works...

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