Re: [dwm] OT: dwm on osx

From: Jimmy Tang <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:23:01 +0000

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:57:36AM -0700, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> do you run native mac os x apps with dwm or just x11 apps or both?

i tend to ssh into remote hosts to do work so i often have many xterms
open in different tags which is much easier to navigate then in native
osx with the terminal app. i occassionally launch x11 programs such as
inkscape, xfig, gv, xdvi.

so in summary yes i run x11 more. i dont see how one can mix osx and x11
apps with dwm, native osx has click to focus by default, and due to the
lack of keys on a mac keyboard (lacking insert, delete and a few others)
i would imagine some apps keycombos would get clobbered in unpleasant
ways. i tried it once and it wasn't too please, i kept on getting confused
on how to switch between apps (apple key + tab versus alt+j/k)

i would think a native port of dmenu would probably be much useful,
something similar to quicksilver or spotlight with less cruft.

its just my 2cents on the whole matter.


Jimmy Tang
Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing,
Lloyd Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland. |

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