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

From: Carlos Torres <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:41:54 -0400

DockApps :) yay

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:04 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius
<> wrote:
> 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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