Re: [dev] [dwm] number of tag limited?

From: Simon Parent <>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 02:09:27 -0400

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 1:27 AM, thuban <> wrote:
>> I just changed the colour scheme in drawbar() so that unoccupied tags
>> are invisible (by making the text colour the same as the background).
>> This was enough for me, as I was mostly concerned with the visual
>> noise of all the unoccupied tags.
>> The unoccupied tags aren't completely useless to me.  I prefer to move
>> to an unoccupied tag and then open a new application (as opposed to
>> opening the new application and then sending it away), so I need to be
>> able to view unoccupied tags.
> But what do you think to create the tag justs when you move in? I'm
> just thinking to the same comportement of wmii. Especially, I would
> like to be able to rename tags, and create them as I want (and
> automatically remove them when they are no more used ).
> Sure, it must be really easy to do it with 9p.
> It might look like an appearance question, true, but it is also to have
> dwm more flexible to use (because it is very configurable when
> compiling, but this configuration is static).

I don't think I care about this. Let me explain why. My tags are
named 1, 2, 3, Q, W, E, A, S, D. If any tag has a fixed purpose, it's
stored in my head, not anywhere in dwm itself. I do have a few rules
that assign tags to windows, but those things are very static and I
have never changed my choice of tags for them. For the flexibility
issue, I use a patch that causes dwm to remember tags when restarting,
so I am quite willing to restart it at any time, even for very small
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