[dev] Re: [dwm] Why fullscreen at all?

From: Michael Hauser <awarewater_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:41:14 +0100


now I am ashamed. I have read into the superb source (dwm-6.0) a
litte and just commented out:

c->isfloating = True;

in the function:

setfullscreen(Client *c, Bool fullscreen)

And now it's fine and does precisely what I want.

Happy hacking!


On 2/23/14, Michael Hauser <awarewater_AT_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> considering dwm already manages clients perfectly in a 'fullscreen' way
> (monocle), this question arises:
> Why let applications that have their own fullscreen settings take away
> control from the window manager?
> Use case: I'm using mainly two tags and monocle layout; tag 1 is the
> one I am working on and the other I use to get currently unused apps out
> of the way.
> Now, apps like FBReader (Firefox, feh, …you name it) have this special
> 'fullscreen' mode that hides toolbars, tabbars, etc… which is most of
> the time the way the state I like them in.
> I think that there shouldn't be a difference for dwm in this case at
> all.
> E.g.: I want leave FBReader in 'fullscreen' mode and be able to cycle to
> other clients.
> This nags me since the last 'fullscreen' thread and I humbly ask to
> consider writing a patch that lets apps think that they are really
> fullscreen when in fact they are not.
> Further this whole concept of 'fullscreen' seem horribly broken to me in
> the days of dynamic window management.
> Sincerly, mih
> --
> 'aware water' is an anagram for 'we are at war'
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