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Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
There is a way to distinguish things that are dialogs, but only if the given application uses the relevant distinguishing objects, which they are (a) not required to do and (b) not motivated to do for a variety of reasons that are somewhat technical and specific to implementing applications on macOS.
kirk86
@kirk86
Cool, thanks for the explanation, my assumption was that amethyst might operate "similar" to yabai (didn't observe this issue while using it), but I'm probably mistaken.
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Noah D Brenowitz
@nbren12
is there anyway to configure applications to open in certain desktops (e.g. a "communications pane" with email, slack, etc)
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Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Yabai might be doing something finer tuned.
@nbren12 I think you can do that at the OS level.
But it’s not something Amethyst knows how to do.
Marvin Amari Dore
@MarvinAmari_twitter
Hello all, I'm interested in working on contributing to Amethyst and saw there was a setup script /bin/setup.sh can you install app in via brew but still test the app build from source? Or as a contributor you should only use the one build from source? wondering how the process works...
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
A great question!
The only issue is that the accessibility permissions can be quite finicky.
If you give the production Amethyst accessibility permissions then the development Amethyst run from Xcode will not have permissions, and vice versa.
And switching them over can be a pain.
So I would say stick with the dev version if you can, but otherwise the way I usually switch them is by removing Amethyst from the Accessibility access list entirely and then letting Amethyst prompt for permissions again.
Marvin Amari Dore
@MarvinAmari_twitter
Thanks so much for the feedback Ian! Yeah I'll just stick to the developer Amethyst for now since I'm still kind of new to this, don't want to get too complicated to start :sweat_smile:
lecovi
@lecovi
Hi There! I'm new to Amethyst and to Mac... First I want to thank for the awesome work! It's great to have an option for a Tiling Window Manager... I've been using Linux for the past 12 years and over the last 6 I've been an i3 user. So when I switched to MacOS I really felt the loss of my productivity. Now with Amethyst I saw a light at the end of the tunnel.
I don't really getting the whole "space" concept here on Amethyst...
I'm using a MacBookPro with an external monitor. My external monitor is my main screen and the laptop display is my secondary screen. I know I can throw windows to space 1, or 2, or 3... but I don't know how to switch to that space... I'm probably misunderstanding the concept.
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
lecovi
@lecovi
Ohhhhhh, Spaces are the ones that createas when I hit the green button to go to full screen...
ok, so, for switching to different spaces I use the Ctrl+Left arrow/Right Arrow shortcut, right?
(BTW, thanks for the quick response)
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
You can use that, yeah.
You can also configure ones for specific space numbers.
lecovi
@lecovi
I can configure Amethyst to show me a specific space with a shortcut or is a MacOS feature? I didn't find how to do it in either case :confused:
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
@lecovi in macOS System Preferences there should be a Shortcuts pane somewhere. Maybe under Keyboard?
lecovi
@lecovi
Thanks! I'll look with better detail xD
Mark Grobaker
@mgrobaker_twitter
[first post] I've really been enjoying this app, thank you. Had a question (I tried to search first, but couldn't find an answer). I keep 8-10 different desktops/spaces open. When I switch between them (eg, sliding to left or right using ctrl + left/right arrow), quite often the window orientations used by amethyst will "flip". That is, what is on the right half of window will go to the left, and vice versa. Is there a way to stop this from happening? While I really like the app it is annoying to have to keep moving windows back into place many times a day. Thanks!
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
There’s a system setting that reorders spaces based on usage. Do you have that enabled?
If so it confuses Amethyst as the spaces are indexed rather than identified; space 2 rather than space with id abc.
Mark Grobaker
@mgrobaker_twitter
Thanks! but not sure that's it. Just tried disabling that setting and relaunching Amethyst (no sys restart done though). Still seeing issue.
Also, note that it's not the spaces that are switching. It's that the windows within a space sometimes switch places, and this occurs when I just come into a new space.
alimf17
@alimf17
I am using Amethyst with a second monitor on a MacBook Air. The monitors are independent and display different things. Is there a way to make Amethyst do different displays on each monitor?
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Yeah, displays should have independent layouts.
The cycling happens on whatever display the cursor is on.
Matej Nemček
@yangwao
Hey, I really love amethyst! However, I find that obsidian doesn't respect some dimension and whenever I have monitor setup, one big screen vertically to my MacBook, windows on native screen MacBook, seems indent screens like 20-100px tho the left, to the vertical one, do you know what issue could it be?
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ndszz
@ndszz
love amethyst. wondering if there is a way to make a window not resize to take up an entire pane and leave some empty desktop space. or do panes always have to be filled?
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Solim LeGris
@AlephG
Hi, I've been wondering how to add Finder windows to the Float list
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I cannot find the application bundle id for Finder in MacOs
Giuseppe Sorrentino
@glsorre
hi all, I have been working on a clone of Amethyst for windows 10: it's released with the MIT license. I thought it could be interesting for someone here who work on windows too.
kirk86
@kirk86
Hi folks, does anyone know how to set preferred persistent layout for specific workspaces? Additionally, can we have amethyst remember our preferred layouts. For instance, on workspace 1, I have set the layout to Floating and on workspace 2 to Tall. The problem is that if I quit amethyst and restart it, all workspaces default to the Tall layout, is there any way around this?
Fredrik Friis
@androidfred

Any chance of Amethyst introducing a monocle layout?

Side note: is Amethyst for macOS maintained still? Looks like development stopped in 2020, and I don't see any open issues etc in GitHub...

Will Sheldon
@willsheldon
Hi folks :) 3-column layout seems to be broken in OSX Monterey (12.0 beta), I've not put a detailed report together yet, or tried much to fix it, but figured I'd post a warning here.
Will Sheldon
@willsheldon
Clearing preferences seems to have fixed it. :)
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Yes it is maintained, I'm just very busy. 😱
joseinazusa
@joseinazusa
On the main page, the instructions to install via brew are "brew cask install amethyst". This will produce "Error: Unknown command: cask". I believe the instructions might need to be updated to "brew install --cask amethyst". Apologies it is meant that way.
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Yeah, the website hasn’t been updated in a while because I update it with releases.
It’s fixed on the repo.
Would anyone want to try a build that supports custom layouts? I’m looking for people to try out making their own layouts with it so I can feel out the functionality more before merging it in.
ndszz
@ndszz
would love to try custom layouts
Andy
@drewauff
ditto..love to try it!
John Wells
@d1rewolf
Has anyone tried to make amethyst function like i3? I'm looking for an macOS experience as close to i3 as possible. eyeing amethyst and yabai at the moment
John Wells
@d1rewolf
hello all. I love amethyst and use it every day. However, lately, for some reason it seems to slooooowww down or just freeze completely. When it slows down, events will lag by 30 seconds or more and I get the rainbow pinwheel when hovering the icon. Any ideas what is causing this or how to troubleshoot? It's slowly making amethyst unusable for me :-/