Re: [dev] [dwm] sloppy focus

From: Ruben Gonzalez Arnau <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 23:21:24 +0200

> 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?


I use seturgent tool from Evil_Bob (#suckleess), works very well for me.

For example, to get thunderbird window id:

Window id can be decimal or hex.

$ xwininfo -root -tree | awk '/Inbox.*Mozilla Thunderbird/'

(dwm will show tag as urgent)

$ seturgent 0x2000071

Using an addon for thunderbird like email alerter, shows a urgent tag
when a new mail arrived.

You can also use latest version of suckless lsw to get windows id. It's
very handy for scripting etc.

Received on Mon Jul 04 2011 - 23:21:24 CEST

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