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Full description Ion addresses the problem of navigating beIon addresses the problem of navigating between windows by dividing the screen into frames that take up the whole screen and never overlap. Big displays have so much space that this should be convenient and smaller displays couldn't show more than one window at a time anyway. The frame layout is dynamic and different on each workspace. Given the tree instead of coordinate-based frame layout, moving between the frames can be conveniently done from the keyboard. As in PWM, the frames may have multiple clients attached. The author notes that programs with more than one window per document may become practically unusable under Ion. Terminal programs should work better than before, however. Other features include a general purpose line editor (called minibuffer in many text editors) and tab-completion in certain queries. Ion also has support for extensions (that are not wanted in the core source) as loadable modules.d in the core source) as loadable modules.
Homepage URL  +
IRC development irc://  +
IRC help irc://  +
Interface window-manager  + , x-window-system  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords frame  + , terminal  + , keyboard  + , window manager  + , ion  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 16 May 2005  +
License ClarifiedArtistic +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 8 July 2002  +
Name Ion  +
Prerequisite description GNU make  +
Prerequisite kind Required to build  +
Real name Tuomo Valkonen  +
Related projects Larswm + , Pwm + , Ratpoison + , Wmi +
Resource URL  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Support  +
Resource kind Mailing List Info/Archive  +
Revisionid 3,342  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 09:42:31  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  +
Short description Keyboard-friendly user interface  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use interface  +
User level none  +
Version comment 20040729 stable released 2004-07-29
Version date 29 July 2004  +
Version download  +
Version identifier 20040729  +
Version status stable  +
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