What does your desktop look like?

If it doesn't relate to Debian, but you still want to share it, please do it here

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby kopper » 2018-02-02 07:02

oswaldkelso wrote:Could someone please explain why anyone using a tiling WM would want gaps? I thought the whole point was to have no wasted space.

Aesthetics. Guess it's nice to see even a glimpse of the wallpaper you've so carefully chosen. :D

Personally, I think it's like painting flames and changing rims on your $500 pickup truck from last century.
Debian 9.4 Stable with i3
Secure your stuff: Securing Debian Manual
Don't break your stuff: Source List Management DontBreakDebian
kopper
 
Posts: 115
Joined: 2016-09-30 14:30

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby oswaldkelso » 2018-02-02 09:33

@ kopper

Oh. I always thought if I wanted to look at your wallpaper I'd just switch to an empty workspace or open and image viewer. I guess it's sort of like having a pretty tool bar all around your windows, minus the useful stuff like paths and buttons etc. Looks like a prime candidate for the CSD team. :P
Ash init durbatulûk, ash init gimbatul,
Ash init thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
User avatar
oswaldkelso
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: 2005-07-26 23:20
Location: UK

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-03 00:43

I think you both are overextending ABIT :D , painting flames and changing rims on your $500 pickup truck is tasteless and lame, while small gaps aren't ;)
Also i am not using i3 only to save space, but to have the windows position nicely automaticly. :twisted:
User avatar
pawRoot
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2016-12-28 18:26
Location: Poland

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby debiman » 2018-02-03 10:53

i wonder what i3's main developers would have to say about that.
for many years they have been developing a window manager extremely high in functionality, and extremely low in looks...

here the i3-gaps maintainer says:

As it stands, gaps is completely out of the question anyway because they break window decorations, which is a big no-no.
However, even if that were to be fixed, gaps violate the idea behind i3 which is maximizing screen space. Gaps will stay a fork, most likely forever.
On a side note it should be mentioned that the way gaps are implemented is really more of a hack. Yes, it works fine (mostly), but that's still another compelling argument against merging it.
User avatar
debiman
 
Posts: 2408
Joined: 2013-03-12 07:18

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-03 11:07

debiman wrote:i wonder what i3's main developers would have to say about that.
for many years they have been developing a window manager extremely high in functionality, and extremely low in looks...

here the i3-gaps maintainer says:

As it stands, gaps is completely out of the question anyway because they break window decorations, which is a big no-no.
However, even if that were to be fixed, gaps violate the idea behind i3 which is maximizing screen space. Gaps will stay a fork, most likely forever.
On a side note it should be mentioned that the way gaps are implemented is really more of a hack. Yes, it works fine (mostly), but that's still another compelling argument against merging it.


And i care what developers think about it ? are you 15 years old ? if i want gaps i will use gaps, simple.
I use Linux because i can customize it how i want, and not use everything the developers way.
User avatar
pawRoot
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2016-12-28 18:26
Location: Poland

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-03 11:25

This thread is for showing desktops, not discussions about them. If you need to discuss it,
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=136328
is a better thread for that.
User avatar
Wheelerof4te
 
Posts: 999
Joined: 2015-08-30 20:14

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-03 11:31

bspwm is great for gaps, they can even be configured on-the-fly:

Image

oswaldkelso wrote:Could someone please explain why anyone using a tiling WM would want gaps?

'Cos it looks cool :D

oswaldkelso wrote:Getting rid of the infamous golden ration issues of the likes of dwm. No more squashing xclock in to an oval.

There is no "golden ratio issue" with dwm — most tiling wm users do not want to run programs that require a specific aspect ratio for their GUI.

See https://suckless.org/rocks for a list of applications that behave "correctly" in respect of window management ;)
"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher."
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (1939).
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7572
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-03 12:07

@Head_on_a_Stick i wanted to use bspwm but i couldn't configure my keybinds same as on i3, for example Win+R to resize, Win+left arrow to move the window etc...
User avatar
pawRoot
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2016-12-28 18:26
Location: Poland

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-03 12:09

pawRoot wrote:i couldn't configure my keybinds same as on i3, for example Win+R to resize, Win+left arrow to move the window etc...

But sxhkd is the best keybinding program ever, why did that not work?

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/sxhkd

EDIT: you also need xdo to move the windows ;)

Also, if you're going to chat here please post some scrots as well because people come here expecting eye-candy rather than walls of text...
"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher."
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (1939).
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7572
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Ardouos » 2018-02-06 21:55

PCSpecialist laptop using Liquorix kernel.

Image
User avatar
Ardouos
 
Posts: 991
Joined: 2013-11-03 00:30
Location: Elicoor II

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby None1975 » 2018-02-07 15:14

Autumn colors and dwm
Clean:
Image

Busy:

Image

Image

Image
OS: Debian 9.4 / WM: Xmonad
Debian Wiki | DontBreakDebian, My config files in github
Linux User #607425
User avatar
None1975
 
Posts: 481
Joined: 2015-11-29 18:23
Location: Lithuania, Vilnius

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-07 20:11

Back to i3 8)

Image
Image
User avatar
pawRoot
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2016-12-28 18:26
Location: Poland

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-11 11:28

Weston:

Image
"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher."
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (1939).
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7572
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-12 20:40

i3 as always

Image
Image

screenlock:

Image
User avatar
pawRoot
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2016-12-28 18:26
Location: Poland

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-12 21:28

Sway:

Image

:D

EDIT: Debian stretch packages here:

https://software.opensuse.org//download ... ckage=sway
"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher."
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (1939).
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7572
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

PreviousNext

Return to Offtopic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

fashionable