Re: [dev] DWM equivalent of wihack?

From: Carlos Torres <>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:58:17 -0500

you can set the -name of the terminal; that will set the WM_CLASS to
<name>, "XTerm"

i.e. xterm -name TOPLESS is
XTerm.TOPLESS or according to xprop

you can then set a line in config.h of dwm for that specific XTerm


On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Suraj N. Kurapati <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I want to launch a terminal with EWMH window type "dialog" so that it
> opens in the floating layer but I don't want to add a rule to put *all*
> terminals in the floating layer. In wmii, I would use the wihack tool
> to accomplish this. How could I achieve this in DWM?
> In particular, I'm trying to launch top(1) in a terminal when I click a
> region that shows the current system load average in my dzen2 statusbar.
> Thanks.
> --
> Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
> -- Voltaire
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