Re: [dwm] No Border Behaviour

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 21:24:08 +0100

Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> 2009/1/8 Matthias-Christian Ott <>:
>> I think, this doesn't make much sense. My proposed conception of borderless
>> clients seems more reasonable and intuitive to me. If you take borders not
>> as decoration (as some window manager do), but instead as separating
>> entities, that are used to distinguish windows, it makes sense to omit the
>> borders if only one particular window is visible, because they aren't
>> serving any purpose. In others words: borders are superfluous in that case.
> I think that is exactly how the current dwm implementation is supposed
> to be -- I never said anything different to that (at least not that I
> intended it).

OK, let me contrast your and my conception: In you opinion no border
indicates, that there's just client in the tag, but I think the border
should be omitted if there's just one client visible (of course there
can be multiple in the tag).

In tiled layout we both mean the same, in monocle our conceptions are
different, because you want the border to be an indicator of the number
of clients in the tag. So the border functions in monocle not as a
separator, but instead as an number indicator.

> Kind regards,
> --Anselm

Received on Fri Jan 09 2009 - 20:24:08 UTC

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