After reading through the xTaskbar config, I'm wondering if this is possible. One thing I'd like to do if I can is prevent tasks from always shrinking to a given direction when you close one. For example say I open up some given programs:
1 2 3 4 5 6
If I were to close a couple, it would normally look like this afterwards:
1 3 4 6
I'd like to get it to look like this (I had to insert the x's to represent blank space due to the forum display weirdness):
1 x 3 4 x 6
In other words, have a blank space for tasks that I closed. New tasks would simply fill in the blank spaces. Does anyone know if this is possible?
I don't think so - at least not without a rewrite of the module code. And how would you plan on getting rid of those blank tasks, in the event you ended up with too many?
Yeah, what Boreas said. I also fail to see the point of this.
Just an aesthetic preference. The theme I'm working on is using inventory graphics from a game to make the icons of applications appear like inventory items, seeing them disappear in a similar manner I thought would be neat. Posting only to say you don't find this useful is kind of counterproductive. I mean going by that mentality, there's no point to any graphics aside from what is needed in order to see/run your programs.
When West said "I also fail to see the point of this," take that as more of a question to be answered. It's not a personal attack, in no way was "counterproductive," and you don't need to make any suggestions towards someone's "mentality."
And... I might add that if you'd explained that earlier we might have been able to help more. With xtaskbar you can make multiple taskbars, with applications of a certain type in each one - and presumably a "miscellaneous" catch-all to get anything that doesn't fit a given category. Check out this setting in the docs:
AddOnlyMatching "SubString from Class or Windowname;SubString from Class or Windowname;..."
Placing multiple vertical taskbars side by side (or stacking horizontal ones) would seem to provide the effect you are after. And it'd even make sense, in an inventory-ish kind of way. =) In the meantime, take a deep breath and chill. It's only software, ya know? Now beer, coffee, music, or bikes - *those* might be worth arguing about.
Yeah my bad then, it just sounded kind of inflammatory to me. Since basically all nonverbal communication gets lost in the internet, it's easier to misunderstand.
Boreas: Your idea sounds like better for making a tetris-based LS theme. While there might be another module that can do this, I'm just going to drop it. I'm using xTaskbar primarily because it can change the icon represented for specificed programs, which does way more for me in terms of looks.
Tetris-based theme...now there's an idea.
Impossible* This could be simulated if modules were abstracted more.
I imagine that if a tasks module were exploded into essential parts, you could use whatever means it is able to get a tasks listing, and do this with say, xLabel-- an label per task.
It is almost possible to get windows (which are possibly the windows of tasks) with RabidVWM (it has events for when windows are added and removed but does not trigger for existing windows when the module is loaded, and triggers for all windows, including tooltips)...
Just have a bunch of labels ready for configuring/displaying, and keep them offscreen. Move them into place when needed...
*someone prove us wrong, please
*someone prove us wrong, please
So... t, n, and l are three separate people? =P
Is there any module that does !SwitchToTask?
This is the closest thing I know of:
!xTaskbarSwitch [TASKBARNAME] "next", "prev"
Switch to "Next" or "Prev"ious Task in the Taskbar.
nah...I was thinking about using xLabel to show the task icon and then that bang to switch to the task.
Boreas: why not? it's your world. my faction of neurons are at unrest. plebs are needed! before they rebel.
DeViLbOi: there is one. one-0.7
Boreas: No, must be two people. T *and* L ... that *must* have been what he/they meant.