Re: [dwm] Removing the titlebar?

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 19:59:25 +0000 (GMT)

Anselm wrote |On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 11:07:33AM -0500, Bill Puschmann wrote: |> I like it... if for no other reason but that it's so different from |> other WMs. But I also have worked it so most terms use the title for |> their status (like vi, emerge status, etc.) If it were removed, I'd |> have to focus the window to read the info rather than just glancing. | |Well that is a good point I can agree on, also the point running |multiple vi windows is accecptable. Let's keep it, it doesn't |hurts too much, and those who don't like it can easily remove |the specific code. Chiming in after things have been decided along my preference just to put the point into the discussion :-) It's not just xterms where this distinction is useful, there can be other applications which open multiple windows on content where the content looks similar without really looking at it, so that having titlebars to look at is very helpful. Not only have I moved displaying the working directory for xterms from the bash prompt to the title bar, but I also use an application that's a bit like plan9's acme, execpt that it opens full X windows for all of its buffers and delegates controlling them to a proper window manager. Having three--five windows of code open it can be difficult to tell at a glance from the content exactly which contents implies which filename, so the titlebars are incredibly useful. (There are other "similar content" applications -- if only I could persuade gnuplot to put something more descriptive than "Gnuplot" in it's title bars!) cheers, dave tweed ___________________________________________________________ Try the all-new Yahoo! Mail. "The New Version is radically easier to use" The Wall Street Journal
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