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Recommended mode for windows that are not suitable for tiling

asked 2013-04-28 08:47:48 +0000

iiiuser gravatar image

updated 2013-04-28 08:48:45 +0000

Hi,

I'm thinking about the right mode to use for some windows which don't fit as tiling windows. My current workaround is to make them floating, but since I read that tiling is only for popup windows (faq.i3wm.org/question/772/floating-workspace/?answer=773#post-id-773), I'm not sure any more, if it is the correct way of handling these windows.

The best example for such a window is QEMU. In tiling or fullscreen mode, the text just looks ugly and is in some cases even unreadable.

What do you recommend?

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answered 2013-04-28 08:59:13 +0000

Michael gravatar image

One alternative to using floating mode is often to place the window on its own workspace. That way, it will (nearly) be full-screened, and it’d be odd if an application such as qemu would not cope with full-screened windows, right?

The other alternative is to either use a different app in the first place or report an upstream bug.

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A QEMU window scales its contents to fit in the window. With some screen resolutions it may work, with others it may not. Since I don't like VirtualBox and this issue rather seems to be intended behaviour than a bug, I will have to stick to using the floating mode.

iiiuser gravatar imageiiiuser ( 2013-04-28 18:57:54 +0000 )edit

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