The wayland compositor I'm writing has an infinite desktop, replacing workspaces with panning and zooming to get around

@mcol What is your target audience? The expert user or the not-so-tech-savvy user?

It certainly depends on the implementation: however, so far, I can't imagine an expert being more efficient for switching a scene by panning and scrolling. IMHO most experts prefer keyboard shortcuts which are hard to implement in your approach, I guess (but don't know for sure).

@publicvoit You do bring up a good point to consider. Currently the target audience is myself and similar people interested in these little niche projects. One potential solution to the issue regarding expert user efficiency is already implemented: vi-like marks to save views. This way, one can group windows logically together in one cluster and save that (x,y,z) position, then jump back to it later. Not too dissimilar to remembering "jump to workspace 5 for web browser".

@mcol I see. However, what is the main point in having such a window management? I guess it's just visual candy. Right?
(I'm playing devil's advocate here, as you have guessed already)


@publicvoit Also I appreciate the devils advocacy!

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