|Summary:||RFE: Using viewports instead of desktops|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Christian Rose <menthos>|
|Component:||sawfish||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-09-19 07:14:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Christian Rose 2000-08-04 12:41:32 UTC
I think that SHIFT + META + uparrow = move to viewport above SHIFT + META + downarrow = move to viewport below SHIFT + META + leftarrow = move to viewport to the left SHIFT + META + rigtharrow = move to viewport to the right should be added as sawfish default key combos in Red Hat for switching between sawfish viewports. These key combos are pretty common as defaults for this in other window managers.
Comment 1 David Mason 2000-08-04 15:05:48 UTC
hp - well, should we have default settings for viewports as well as desktops even though we will no use viewports by default? We do have these keybindings set for desktops don't we?
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2000-08-09 21:09:45 UTC
Shift-Meta-Right and Shift-Meta-Left now move between workspaces. Sawfish has no way to implement up/down, it assumes workspaces are in a row (the grid is just a function of the Desk Guide applet). We can't bind the keys to viewport movement, as they are already bound to workspace movement.
Comment 3 Christian Rose 2000-08-27 15:44:22 UTC
I think the default Sawfish setup could be switched to use viewports instead of desktops - desktops are managed in a row, whereas viewports are managed by position, as you say. The viewport behavior confirms better to the look of the Desk Guide applet (it defaults to 4 areas in a grid in RC2). Also, keyboard shortcuts for navigation based on two-dimensional position can be added, as described above. I don't know if there are any drawbacks using viewports instead of desktops, though. I know it's a bit late for this, this is merely an enhencement request for the next RH release.
Comment 4 Pekka Savola 2000-09-19 07:14:43 UTC
I'll second this. Most people probably use viewports rather than workspaces. Also, this is how it worked with RH 6.x.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-06 03:28:24 UTC
I don't want to make the change to viewports: - breaks things a bit with no benefit most users will notice - having the viewports vs. workspaces option is kind of broken anyway; sawfish should only have one - we can't have the same keybindings work with both by default