Re: [dev] dmenu patch to return all matching items (for a new dmenu-powered music player interface)

From: markus schnalke <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:53:32 +0100

[2010-11-11 14:36] Dieter Plaetinck <>
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:12:59 +0100
> markus schnalke <> wrote:
> > Note that the user might not be able to know in which mode dmenu acts
> > at run-time.
> why wouldn't he? if a dmenu appears on a users' screen, it appears
> because the user configured/installed a script/keybinding/tool that
> spawns the dmenu. Isn't "know your own system" a fair assumption?

People may have different scripts launch dmenus. One will have to give
them different colors to divide them apart.

If dmenu would be a tool that is usually invoked directly on the
command line, then I would agree with you. Because this is not the
case I do not.

Think about vi behaving differently whether invoked from crontab or
visudo or hg ci. I would consider this bad.

In any way, wasn't dmenu designed to behave the same everywhere? Such
as `i' in vi should mean ``insert'' on every system. If on any system
I use dmenu pops up, I'd like to know what it does when I hit Enter.

If in filter mode, all entries on the right side would be highlighted,
then I am pleased. The clear rule would be: Each highlighted entry
gets printed. Think this is how is should be.

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