RE: [dev] [dwm] Tags vs Monitors continued

From: Jan Christoph Ebersbach <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:50:07 +0100

Here is an updated version of the patch that doesn't cause dwm to crash when adding or removing monitors. There is also a know issue when multiple tags are assigned to a single window. The patch doesn't prevent you from displaying both tags on two monitors at the same time - better don't do it.


Jan Christoph

-----Original message-----
From: Jan Christoph Ebersbach <>
Sent: Mon 27-02-2012 21:12
Subject: [dev] [dwm] Tags vs Monitors continued
> Hi Thomas,
> Hi everybody,
> I experienced the very same difficulties with dwm's multi-monitor
> support that Thomas described earlier this year. In the attached patch I
> solved the problem by detaching the list of clients from the monitor.
> There is just one list of clients and all tags are shared between the
> monitors.
> The biggest advantage in my eyes is the ability to swap tags between
> monitors while every monitor still keeps its one tag(s).
> It's crucial that a tag/window can't be displayed on two monitors at the
> same this. The patch implements this functionality at the cost of
> MODKEY-0 - it doesn't work anymore in a multi-monitor setup.
> Feedback is very welcome. The patch is very fresh and I expect that a
> number of corner cases won't work. Due to the large number of changes
> it's very likely that the patch also breaks other patches.
> h
> Cheers,
> Jan Christoph
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