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asked 2012-07-04 14:30:21 +0000

Shahin gravatar image

I tried to split pidgin horizontally in a workspace with vertical orientation! but it seems it doesn't work:

for_window [instance="Pidgin"] split horizontal
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answered 2012-07-04 14:35:43 +0000

Michael gravatar image

updated 2012-07-04 14:36:26 +0000

Yep, I stumbled upon that already. Unfortunately, for_window doesn’t work well with operations that modify the layout. Feel free to open a bugreport at

Edit: Noticing that Tucos posted: The problem I noticed was specifically with "layout tabbed", I’m not sure if that’s the same problem or a different issue.

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answered 2012-07-04 14:35:29 +0000

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That would work, but probably not do what you'd expect: it splits the container which has pidgin in it, which you would only notice by the split indicator colour on the right border, because it has no other client windows. What you probably want is for _window [instance="Pidgin"] focus parent, split horizontal

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No! I have an Xchat window and pidgin window oriented vertically in a separate workspace. Now I want the pidgin chat window open horizontally after its parent! With your code all of windows orienting vertically!

Shahin gravatar imageShahin ( 2012-07-04 14:44:43 +0000 )edit

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