[openbox] OB3 important missing human-interface feature!

Spam Catcher for theShinalls.com spam at theshinalls.com
Thu Jun 15 14:58:32 EDT 2006

Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, Spam Catcher for theShinalls.com wrote:
>> Mikael Magnusson wrote:
>>> On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, David Courtney wrote:
>>>>>  Whaa? I'm resizing here towards the four edges. Maybe I misunderstood
>>>>>  you, or whatever. But I think you can do it. Am I missing
>>>>> something, or
>>>>>  do I have to give up smoking crack?
>>>>>  Have a look at rc.xml. Here's mine:
>>>>>    <keybind key="A-1">
>>>>>          <keybind key="Left">
>>>>>        <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
>>>>>          </keybind>
>>>>>           <keybind key="Right">
>>>>>        <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
>>>>>          </keybind>
>>>>>          <keybind key="Down">
>>>>>        <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
>>>>>          </keybind>
>>>>>           <keybind key="Up">
>>>>>        <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
>>>>>          </keybind>
>>>>>    </keybind>
>>>> Wow - that's cool.  I had no idea those actions existed.
>>> A privilege reserved for those who read the docs :)
>>> -- 
>>> Mikael Magnusson
>> In all fairness, the incentive to read the docs goes down each time I
>> *can't* find what I want to know.
> I can't recall you ever mentioning that happening, so it is hard to fix,
> mr spam.
> -- 
> Mikael Magnusson

Don't get me wrong, OB is a very nice WM. My point was not that there is
too little information. It's more like I suffer from information
overload. I'd be more interested in how the features can work together
than just seeing a list of every single little thing OB can do.

I understand there's a certain audience that would look for a
light-weight GTK WM, but I'm still only human. As a human, I'd rather
read a manual, not an IEEE spec.

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