Re: [dmenu] [dev] Option not to lock X

From: baby turtle <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:09:40 +1000

On 17/04/18 18:46, Quentin Rameau wrote:
> Hello baby,
>> dmenu grabs all keys / locks X.
>> There are many contexts where it would be useful to have an option (e.g
>> -u for "unlock") where dmenu only grabs the minimum keys it needs.
>> Sometimes you may need to switch windows and check something before
>> choosing an option (e.g before deleting files etc).
> Look up the dmenu manpage for the -w option, I think this does what you
> want.
> And no, there is no minimal set of input keys dmenu would grab. Would
> you pass those by flag? Only want to grab 'a' and 'c' but not 'b'?
> This doesn't really make sense.

Quentin, Hiltjo,

Thanks for responding. I'm launching dmenu in a script in the background
so the -w option can't really help me.
What I will do is launch: pmenu (purely terminal based) for simplicity.

Thanks again.
Received on Tue Apr 17 2018 - 12:09:40 CEST

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