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atomic wedgie

atomic wedgie

Posted Nov 1, 2012 22:29 UTC (Thu) by lacos (subscriber, #70616)
Parent article: Quotes of the week

The most important bit in this discussion has not yet been posted. "atomic wedgie" is not an ad-hoc word composition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedgie

"The Atomic Wedgie entails hoisting the waistband of the receiver's underwear up and over their head."

BTW a horizontal resolution of at least 2048 would be important because most websites do not shrink below 1024 pixels horizontally. (Definitely not down to 1920/2=960, let alone 1600/2=800!) That's when the ridiculous horizontal scrollbar appears.

Thus a 1920-pixel wide screen (not to mention an 1600px wide one) is unfit to display two browser windows side by side. Then one can choose from:
- wasting the full width on one browser window only (lame),
- scrolling in both browser windows left and right (utterly lame)
- keeping one browser window at 1024px, and keeping another app's window (terminal, code editor etc) at 896. Might not be that bad, but what window manager supports that with quick (tiling) keyboard shortcuts? Resizing windows "free-hand" is lame.


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atomic wedgie

Posted Nov 1, 2012 23:03 UTC (Thu) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205) [Link]

>Might not be that bad, but what window manager supports that with quick (tiling) keyboard shortcuts? Resizing windows "free-hand" is lame.

Maybe this was a rhetorical question, but this is exactly where tiling window managers excel. I have been using wmii for a year or so now, and it's amazing how much screen space I have, and how useful it is.

(Of course, this is not a mainstream suggestion, since ordinary people would probably not appreciate learning to move their windows with Win+[vi keys]...)

atomic wedgie

Posted Nov 2, 2012 5:32 UTC (Fri) by bros (subscriber, #75198) [Link]

Try i3-wm - I've switched to it from Awesome right after I tried it. The level of freedom it provides is awesomer (<- not a typo). :)

atomic wedgie

Posted Nov 4, 2012 16:56 UTC (Sun) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

> BTW a horizontal resolution of at least 2048 would be important because most websites do not shrink below 1024 pixels horizontally. (Definitely not down to 1920/2=960, let alone 1600/2=800!) That's when the ridiculous horizontal scrollbar appears.

Hmm, I regularly use a browser window split in two on a 1920×1080 screen. I rarely have to move a browser window to a separate workspace to get a full view of the page, but it's not as often as this would make one think. On my 1440x900, yes, it happens a lot. I do have bindings to modify the split location, but they're probably among my least used bindings.


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