Re: [dev] Fwd: [Patch] DWM: Add support for _NET_WM_DEMANDS_ATTENTION

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 18:19:46 -0400

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:42:15PM +0200, Uli Schlachter wrote:
>a friend made me write the attached patch. It adds support for EWMH's
>_NET_WM_DEMANDS_ATTENTION status by transfering it into ICCCM's urgency hint.
>I hope this is useful for others and perhaps this might even get included in the
>main repository. I know this is not perfect, but the code for _NET_WM_FULLSCREEN
>wasn't much worse than this. ;)

Why not just set c->isurgent rather than actually changing the
wmhints? Apart from being needlessly complicated and probably
pointless, it's directly contrary to ICCCM 4.1.2. The window
manager isn't allowed to change client properties.

Kris Maglione
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