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Changing mouse_warping at runtime?

asked 2015-05-04 19:39:57 +0000

GenghisKen gravatar image

I have a mode that lets me move workspaces around from output to output. Unfortunately, when I move a workspace, the mouse/pointer/focus follow along, which means having to drag it back to where I want it if I'm not done with the mode.

Apparently mouse_warping isn't a command but a configuration directive (distinction between these in the userguide does not seem very clear to me), so it seems it's either on (output) or off (none) for the entire environment.

What I'd like to do is have a binding such as

bindsym $mod+Shift+w  mouse_warping none ; mode "wsmgr" ; mouse_warping output

or, even better, a mouse_warping toggle mechanism.

(As far as that goes, it's unclear whether a semi-colon entries following a mode command are actionable..)

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answered 2015-05-04 21:26:03 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

You're right, it's not possible for the reasons you mentioned. If you want this as a feature, file a feature request on Github.

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By 'answered feature,' do you mean that if I file a FR on Github, it'll be answered with 'can't/won't do'? Or that it'll be evaluated like any other FR? Thanks!

GenghisKen gravatar imageGenghisKen ( 2015-05-05 18:09:31 +0000 )edit

Where did I say "answered feature"? And you need to post your use case and what you want and Michael can decide whether this feature will be accepted. Someone still needs to implement it then, though.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-05-05 21:04:44 +0000 )edit

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