Re: [dev] xmessage replacement similar to dmenu

From: Ciprian Dorin, Craciun <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:34:04 +0200

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 21:15, Moritz Wilhelmy <> wrote:
> If you need something like xmessage and think dzen has too many features, why
> don't you use xmessage?
> Cheers,
> Moritz

    Well I like `dmenu` for two very important reasons: first it is
simple and solves only one problem (thus suckless :) ), and second it
looks really slick. (It fits as a glove with the `i3` window manager,
and I like that it always positions itself at the bottom of the
screen, plus it allows me to customize the colors from the command

    So I wouldn't say that `xmessage` doesn't solve the problem of
displaying messages, but unfortunately it looks really ugly (I would
say that this is a feature because it should be used as a last resort
tool), and secondly it is maximized by `i3` thus covering the entire

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