Re: [dev] [dwm] window title shows as "broken"

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:46:43 +0100

On 3 December 2012 03:07, Pablo Perez <> wrote:
> I was wondering if someone could shed some light on a problem I have.
> The bar is not showing the name of the window. Instead is showing "broken"
> This happens on my machine both using a stock debian package *and* after compiling from source.
> I am using Debian stable.
> The funny thing is that on another machine, also using Debian stable, with a very similiar
> configuration, it all works fine, and the bar shows the window name.
> It is not a big thing, but just a bit annoying and sometimes confusing when many similar windows
> open.
> If someone would have a rough idea of what the root cause is, that would be awesome.
> Thanks and congratulations on the great job. I love dwm!

Usually this happens when the window does not set proper window
class/instance hints.

Please check the output of xprop on such windows...

Best regards,
Received on Mon Dec 03 2012 - 07:46:43 CET

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