Re: [dev] [discussion] Cooperation between terminal and graphical programs

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:25:32 +0100

Hi Marc,

On 25 June 2016 at 14:48, Marc Collin <> wrote:
> Is there any way to get this behavior on standard Linux with suckless
> tools (dwm, st, etc)?

Previous discussion about this [1] led to the xembed utility being
added to tabbed [2], which mimics this behaviour:

> In a terminal emulator within a tabbed session, the shell alias
> $ alias surf='xembed -e surf'
> will cause `surf' to open in a new tab, unless it is run in the background,
> i.e. `surf &', in which case it will instead open in a new window.

You can also hide the tab bar to get an experience even closer to that
of Plan 9. Being able to tab back to the tty a graphical program is
associated with is also quite useful.


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