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Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Hey all, sorry I haven't been active on here. There's no good mobile option for Gitter, and that's usually where I am when I have time available. Considering switching to Discord.
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Okay, going to give this a try.
Jordan Parker
@nepthar
Hi @ianyh , It looks like that discord invite is invalid. Is there a more recent one?
Ian Ynda-Hummel
@ianyh
Changed it to never expire.
wibed
@wibed
hi anyone online here
does amnethyst disable itself after a while of not using the computer or should i be worried
Aryan Prodduturi
@SmashMineGame
what exactly does amethyst define as a small window? I'm referring to the "float small windows" option.
William Cherry
@wcherry

First off, thanks for putting in the time to create this great app. I finally can stop rearranging windows manually :)
Q: How do I enable debugging/logging to diaganose an issue I'm having with layouts working

Background

The app [version 0.15.5 (92)] works as advertised on my personal laptop running MacOS 12.1 but on my work laptop also running MacOS 12.1 layouts don't seem to work at all (e.g. the windows don't move or rearrange in any layouts)
I'm not getting any errors and I've checked the system logs and don't see anything obviously wrong. I'm 98% sure its something that IT has installed on my work laptop that is causing the issue.

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Abdisalan Mohamud
@abdisalan_js_twitter
Anyone else use an ultrawide monitor? I really don't like when I only have one window open and it takes the full space. Has anyone figured out how to make it half size and stay in the middle? I've tried using the other presets but not luck
My current solution is to have a useless window on the left while in 3Column Middle mode
Gerry Hernandez
@gerryhernandez
Greetings, everyone! I was hoping to get some help with setting up my environment for Amethyst development. The setup script seems to be outdated and I can't find any other documentation. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Gerry Hernandez
@gerryhernandez
Sooo.... Not to be too spammy/annoying, but I made an issue for this. Does anyone else build Amethyst from source and have it working in XCode? I could really use some help getting started. I'd like to hack on it for a bit and explore this as an alternative to Yabai.
Forgot to paste this: ianyh/Amethyst#1194
Jonathan Kelley
@jkelleyrtp
Does anyone have issues where their windows just disappear randomly?
I can't tell if it's a macOS issue or an amethyst issue
The window itself just becomes completely transparent but the buttons still work
dragobath2
@dragobath2
Hey guys - is there a way to use a specific layout as default? I have an ultrawide monitor and my preference is the 3Column Middle orientation. Is there a way to have the main focused window always in this orientation & dimensions even if there are no other windows open?
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danihra-codurance
@danihra-codurance
Hi! is someone else having issues with small windows being thrown to the background?
danihra-codurance
@danihra-codurance
like if i open the preference panel before i can do anything it gets pushed to the back
Andy
@drewauff
@gerryhernandez you can install it from Hombrew
Louis Pilfold
@lpil
Hello friends! Thanks for this excellent software. I'm trying to understand resizing using the mouse. Using the "tall" layout I seem to be able to resize the columns left and right, but I don't seem to be able to resize the right hand side row up and down. Am I doing something wrong or is that not doable?
Louis Pilfold
@lpil
I'm also having an issue where the windows in a layout reset to their original places when I change workspace, switching away from where I positioned them.
neverselling777
@neverselling777_twitter
anyone else having an issue where amethyst hangs when trying to switch windows around? use to be a option shift z would fix it, but now it can hang for 30 seconds or even longer until it snaps windows to their respective places. m1 macos monterey
dunpyl
@dunpyl
Hey guys, I'm trying out macOS after using Linux (Xubuntu) for ages, and horrified by the terrible, inflexible UI. Will Amethyst provide a task-switching feature that would me to exclude certain apps (minimized apps, apps on other Spaces)?
My workflow on XFCE was to set up a separate desktop for each project, then switch between them. I regularly had 4-5+ desktops, each running 10+ apps, so I really don't want to see them all in a single app-switcher menu.
Blake Barr
@bab354
Hi, I'm a long time Linux user and while Amethyst is not i3, it's the closet thing I have found. My frustration is that when I open up new windows (whether it be new browser windows or a terminal) it moves it to a different space, and not the current one which is what I want. Any way to fix this
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Ben
@bzeeman
I assume I am not the first person to notice that if you are programming and running a mac app and you've hit a breakpoint, amethyst stops working until you contiune?
anyone else seen this?
David Storm
@draglabs
I have been using Amethyst for a while and wondering if there is a way force float on top. I have this problem where if I float an important window the main pane or any pane can easily obscure it....
Andy
@drewauff
@draglabs afloatX is your only option.
Juanra Núñez
@juanra
Hi guys, for some reason the app stops working randomly. I'm in 12.4 using v0.15.6. Does any of you have the same issue?
Wazikamawata
@Wazikamawata
Hi all, I've been using amethyst for a few months now and can't live without it. I'm looking at swapping to XMonad on my Linux setup, and I was wondering if anyone's aware of how close to Amethyst's default keybindings it is by default, or if there's a guide on how to set up XMonad so it's similar to Amethyst?
Dusty Quince
@DustyQuince_gitlab
Hi guys. Just downloaded Amethyst. Sweet project. On the front page on Github, it mentions Layouts can also be enabled/disabled to control whether they appear in the cycle sequence at all. I'm trying to get at the 3Column-Middle layout, but I guess it isn't enabled in the cycle sequence. How do I enable that? This might be documented somewhere, but if it is, it's not immediately obvious where
Dusty Quince
@DustyQuince_gitlab
Ah. Found it.
Mohit Mayank
@cueo
Is there a way to disable the pop-up (is it called HUD?) that shows the current layout when switching spaces?
Juan M
@TaiSHiNet
Hi all, I'm facing 2 issues: controlling which of the main windows is the "real" main and swapping focused with main when using 2 mains
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@cueo
sachinsid
@sachinsid
Anyone here use Amethyst with Single Site Applications like Unite/Coherence/Fluid? The SSA windows seem to have a weird behavior in that they don't follow any of the pre-defined layouts in Amethyst. The want to get 'out' of the pre-defined layouts for some reason. Not sure if this is a known issue or limitation with Amethyst? I'd like to be able to control the SSA App Windows just like any other window. FWIW, PWA's work fine, but unfortunately (for no fault of Amethyst), PWA's don't work with uBar (https://ubarapp.com/) - the dock replacement I need...
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