May 26, 2018

Hack of 9wm to give virtual screens

w9wm is a quick & dirty hack based on 9wm, the wonderful “template” window manager made by David Hogan.

9wm is really nice for all day use I mean, a large Emacs window covering the whole screen and a terminal to use Lynx and browse the web ;- provided that you do not have a large number of windows on your screen. But in some occasions it is not the case ie. you have to telnet to 4-5 remote machines, which is painful with 9wm.

This need for virtual screens motivated this about 50 lines hack. w9wm brings support for virtual screens provided you use the second button, aka middle button to select one virtual screen as well as for key bindings to switch from one window to another.

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