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How to get rid of "another container"

asked 2012-07-07 03:52:03 +0000

updated 2012-07-09 06:05:02 +0000

joepd gravatar image

Often I find myself in this situation, in which I have 2 windows under a specific container, and I close one of them, leaving the container with a single window.

There is no problem with that, besides the fact I lose a small space on my screen, and that it is a bit annoying (because I looks to me that it is actually another window there).

What I do to solve this is to change the window under the container as floating and tiling it back. Done, the container is now gone.

I wonder if there is a more elegant way of doing that.


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Your terminology is slightly off: "another container" only appears when you have two _containers_ in that container, not merely two windows. Are we on the same page or are you doing what you do by mistake?

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2012-07-07 19:40:19 +0000 )edit

Oh yeah, sorry... that only happens when I am on a stacked or tabbed window and I create new windows. So, for example, on a blank workspace, open a terminal, select it as stacked (but it is only one, so nothing will actually happen), then open a new terminal... the "another container" shows up.

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-07-07 23:17:18 +0000 )edit

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answered 2012-07-09 06:03:39 +0000

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If you are in stacked or tabbed layout, and press $mod+[hv], you'll get the 'another container' title (regardless of the amount of windows contained in that container). Moving the container up for stacked, and sideways for tabbed, reinstates the window name in the title bar if you only have one window in that layout. One key press less than your current solution :)

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Thanks... it worked nice, if you are on stacked/tabbed already.

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-07-11 14:24:40 +0000 )edit

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