Re: [dev] [dwm] drop the bars (was: systray in upstream dwm?)

From: Carlos Torres <>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 14:43:00 -0400

this might be a bad idea but, the window manager could set an X prop
of an array(tag) of arrays(wids) and there could be another app that
reads this property and exposes the info in a friendly way so that
something else can display the info any way it wants. without having
to deal with the contents of the property directly. (ugly i know...)

as far as i can see the maintenance of this array should also be O(n)
since it can be managed a long side the window list in dwm.


On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Lee Fallat <> wrote:
>> Xft and Systray would be implemented by a separate program and all the
>> fruitless discussions about the visual stuff, would come to an end.
> This sounds like a wonderful solution, but I can't see how dwm's status bar
> can be implemented via something like dzen...Things like the current window
> square and windows open squares wouldn't be possible unless you literally
> printed a square character. If I can see a way that's easily implementable
> though I'd be up for trying to strip dwm's status bar and reworking it so
> it'd somehow work with pipes or something.
> -lf94
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