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

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:04:29 +0000

On Saturday 07 April 2012 12:13:43 Jan Christoph Ebersbach wrote:
> I wonder how these kind of patches can be done in a better way. It's clear
> that including a systray in dwm is not a good idea but it is also not
> possible to work around the bar included in dwm. I want to see the mode my
> tag is in, the selected tags and the name of the current window. If there
> were a way to present this information to an external program, the bar
> wasn't necessary anymore. Xft and Systray would be implemented by a
> separate program and all the fruitless discussions about the visual stuff,
> would come to an end.
What about going to the other extreme: dwm should draw what it needs to draw
and /nothing/ else. On most displays, dwm doesn't need a sw wide bar. Instead,
it could reserve the rest of the status bar area for small WINDOW_TYPE_DOCKs.
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