Re: [dwm] bar position

From: Ross Mohn <>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 16:30:10 -0500

On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 17:21 +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> I'd like to consolidate the bar position of dwm, dmenu and wmii.
> Apart from being used to, I don't see many reasons in the top
> vs. bottom discussion. But having the bar in a fixed position
> means, that we don't need any nasty toggles.
I don't think you'll ever stop people from patching it to wherever it
isn't ;-)

> What do you think? Do you know of any papers (eg comparing the
> Apple top bar vs Windows bottom bar)? Are there any rational
> reasons why the bar belongs to the top or bottom?
I'd like to see some research as well, but don't know of any. I'll bet
Steve Jobs has some, though. FWIW, I'd prefer the bottom since, for
whatever reason, my eyes tend to gravitate there.

> (Actually for terminal users a bottom bar seems better, because
> the prompt is more often near to the bottom than to the top)...
> Regards,
Received on Wed Feb 07 2007 - 22:30:35 UTC

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