Re: [dev] [dwm] sloppy focus

From: Benjamin R. Haskell <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 14:17:34 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 4 Jul 2011, Josh Rickmar wrote:

> Um, why is a systray needed for IRC?

It's not necessary for IRC, per se. I wrote:

> Without a systray, I don't understand where one gets the spare screen
> real estate to dedicate to IRC.

I don't understand how to effectively use IRC without doing one of the

1. keeping it on-screen (which seems impractical to me, partly because I
still don't quite "get" dwm)


2. having some kind of indication that you've been addressed (urgent
hints or whatever).

In other wm's, #2 is often handled by having a little flashing systray
icon. So, broadening: what (if anything) do dwm users use for
"notifications" or indicating urgency?

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