Re: [dev] [dwm] sloppy focus

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:25:56 +0200


Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> 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?

my IRC client is sending a bell character to my terminal, which is
setting the urgent bit on that window. The urgent bit tells dwm to
highlight that tag in the statusbar.

Just set in your X resources:

xterm.bellIsUrgent: true


urxvt.urgentOnBell: true

, depending on your favourite X terminal emulator. Reload the X
resourced and start one terminal emulator using them. Then run

        % echo -e '\a';

in an unattended tag and watch the result.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Mon Jul 04 2011 - 20:25:56 CEST

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