Hidden tags

Max Krüger maxfragg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 12:10:03 CET 2015

IMHO for floatmon and q3terminal hlwm should just lie in the ewmh and still
tell the panel, the previous tag would be focused.
Revealing the tag temporarily will cause panels to jump in an ugly way.
Am 03.01.2015 12:04 schrieb "Hans-Peter Deifel" <hpdeifel at gmx.de>:

> Hi everyone,
> I started to implement a "hidden tag" feature that allows to set an
> attribute on tags to hide it from pagers and ignore it when cycling.
> This could be useful to hide tags for q3terminal, floatmon, etc from the
> panel, but it could also be used to implement workspace sets (à la KDEs
> activities).
> While I'm interested in the latter, the former requires hidden tags to
> be shown once in a while or even focused (for example if the q3terminal
> is active). Now, showing a tag that doesn't appear in EWMH or tag_status
> and doesn't have an index, would probably confuse panels, pagers and
> people a lot. So I only see two options:
>  - Prevent a hidden tag from being shown or focused.
>    This would solve the problem, but render hidden tags useless for
>    q3terminal and floatmon.
>  - Temporarily make a hidden tag visible in EWMH, etc if it is being
>    shown.
>    Workaround and probably ugly to implement.
> Does anyone have an idea how to do this correctly? If not, which
> option do you prefer?
> Cheers,
> HP
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