Re: [dev] [dwm] [patch] Hide window border if window is only one visible, and bar is hidden

From: Jeremiah Dow <>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:27:52 -0400

If anyone else is interested in this kind of border handling - this is my

Not quite the same behavior as Sean's - I just wanted to set the border
width to zero anytime there was only one client visible, so only need to add
two lines to the tile function.

I use this on a laptop, but it should work just as well with multiple


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Sean Whitton <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Attached is a patch that causes dwm to remove a window's border when the
> bar is hidden, and the window is the only one visible - that is, when it
> is the only client on the tag, or the tag is in monocle mode. It's
> dependent on pertag, which I use, but it could easily be hacked to
> remove this dependency.
> Issues:
> - If you move a window to another monitor, it won't get resized to fill
> the extra borderpx*2 columns and rows until you switch to that
> monitor.
> - If you have more than one monitor, it'll be a lot harder to tell which
> is focussed if borders have been removed on both. You'll have to look
> for solid/hollow terminal cursors etc. This is just personal
> preference, but is worth pointing out.
> I don't speak C so this patch is likely very code inefficient and ugly,
> and it may well have other bugs. Do let me know if you find the time to
> clean it up.
> S
> --
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