So one week ago I decided to scrap my awesomewm config in favor of EXWM.
This has resulted in an noticeably more unified and fluent computing environment.
Now I can use my emacs bindings to launch and manipulate X windows!
One necessary workaround to make all my keybindings work in X windows was to add the
global-prefix of general.el to the
One thing I don't like is how EXWM handles workspaces, as buffers are not shared between them.
Because of this I currently only use one workspace, but I may look into perspective.el to replicate workspace functionality with shared buffers
One problem I didn't encounter nearly as much as expected was emacs locking up.
With emacs being single threaded, some EXWM reviews mention that you frequently have to spam escape or C-g to kill some blocking task. This has only happened to me once when viewing a ~20000x10000 pixel jpeg and once when I spawned mpv from dired synchronously via
! instead of asynchronously via
EXWM, once set up, comes with zero learning curve for anyone already accustomed to emacs.
Since I do most of my computing in emacs anyway, the move to EXWM was a natural next step.
The only scenario in which I could see myself switching back to a separate window manager would be if multi-monitor support² turns out to be poor when I'll need it again in January