Re: [dev] dwm

From: David Neu <>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 14:43:49 -0400

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM, <> wrote:
>> hm well that should be main-features of a dynamic-window-manager and
>> not just available pver a "patch"..these were some of the main reasons I
>> liked wmii..
> Incorrect.  Your desires are based on a misunderstanding of dwm.  You
> have a 'layout' (this is floating, tiled, monocle, etc) and then you
> have 'tags'.  Tags are used to determine which set of clients to
> display.  Layouts are used to determine how displayed clients are
> arranged.  Reordering windows within a layout is pointless, because
> when you are displaying two tags, and then toggle a third, what
> determines in which order the newly-displayed clients are arranged?
> If you only display one tag at a time, you're not using dwm properly.
> If you want wmii, you know where to find it.  dwm's current interface
> is basically sound, and while people temporarily patch it up to make
> it act like a regular 'workspaces' window manager, most people I know
> eventually stop doing that as they realize how superior dwm's
> interface is.  There isn't really another program out there that has
> this functionality in such a clean implementation -- dwm is the
> standard dynamic window manager.
> --
> # Kurt H Maier

Hi Kurt,

> If you only display one tag at a time, you're not using dwm properly.

I've been using dwm for years, it sounds like I haven't been *fully*
using it, i.e. I haven't been making use of the ability to assign
multiple tags to a single client. Can you give me an example how you
use this?

Many thanks!

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