Re: [dwm] bar position

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 10:21:46 +0100

On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 10:42:07AM -0600, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> I think a bottom bar is also probably better for GUI users; that would
> put the "File, Edit, View..." menu at the top of the screen. You
> wouldn't have to aim as carefully. It would also fit in better for
> dwm at least: the bar in dwm is really a status bar, and not much
> else. Sure you can click to change tags (a feature I have never
> deliberately used), but for the most part dwm's bar is read-only, and
> so it should probably go down there with every other application's
> status bar.
> As for the Apple top bar vs the Windows bottom bar, the Apple bar is
> actually the menu, and by moving the dwm bar to the bottom we'd be
> getting the benefit of the "mile-high menu bar" [1] without having to
> effect major interface renovation. Also when the dwm bar is at the
> bottom it would have whatever advantage that the Windows taskbar has,
> in that it shows the open window at the bottom of the screen, plus the
> status section where the "system tray" would go.
> Really, by moving the bar south, we'd get the benefits of both platforms.

Ok, so there might be will of consolidation of dmenu, wmii and
dwm bars appearing at the bottom by default? (Since dmenu is not
a mouse-driven menu, to me it makes no sense letting it appear
at the opposite position than the bar at all).




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