Re: [dev] dwm switches view on _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW

From: Andreas Amann <>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 21:30:23 +0100

On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 11:36:57AM +0100, Markus Teich wrote:
> Hi,
> a month ago i started using dwm.
> In my rules i send firefox clients to tag 2.
> Now, after starting dwm i am on tag 1 and after i started firefox via
> dmenu, i automatically get switched to tag 2.

Do you also get switched to tag 2, if you start firefox from a terminal in
tag 1?

> Right after starting dwm this is not that much of a problem, but when i
> have some work in progress and use both views (via mod+tab) and then
> start another application, which is not in the current tagset, i loose
> one of my views to the tags of the started application.

Starting an application does normally not cause an _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW event.
Does this switching happen for all applications, or only for firefox?

FWIW, i have similar rules for firefox, and I don't see your switching
behaviour. When I start firefox or any other program with dmenu, all visible
tags and the alternative view stay as they are.

Received on Sat Mar 09 2013 - 21:30:23 CET

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