Re: [dev] I'm back

From: Tuomo Hartikainen <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:34:16 +0200

On 121117 2053, Ruben Mikkonen wrote:
> Hi,
> However, why would dwm need draw{.h,c} if there were no bar? Window
> borders? They're imo somewhat useless: a) If a window is a terminal
> window, then you easily see from the cursor if it's active. b) Otherwise
> you most likely need the mouse anyway, and focus follows mouse, so you
> don't have to know wheter it's already active or not.
> Ruben

I disagree with window borders being useless. For example a lot of
curses based programs don't have a cursor at all. If you have two of
these open, no way of telling which one is active.

I also get easily confused with graphical programs if I don't have a
bright hilight for the currently active window. I dare guess that a lot
of people who use dwm also use keyboard with a web browser, even with a
graphical one, and they usually don't have this kind of indicator

- Tuomo Hartikainen

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