Re: [dev] [dwm] new release - transition from Openbox

From: pmarin <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 12:32:32 +0100

> I've been using Openbox for several years. Is it worth switching to dwm?

I have been using dwm since version 4 (like 12 years or so, I don't remember).

Tiling window managers in general are good if you a heavy user of the
console and your other applications are a web browser or a pdf reader.

For graphics applications it depends if they works in a single window
or not. For example gimp was painful to use until it adopted the
single-window mode.

My worst experience has been with audio applications like Rosegarden
and many DAW systems to the point of witching to openbox when I needed
to use them.

On 2/6/19, Eric Pruitt <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 07:20:22PM +0100, Szpak wrote:
>> That's a reasonable choice. I actually do the same in my environment.
>> W-key
>> is probably the only way to not interact with any app.
> I use Caps Lock after mapping it to Hyper:
> xmodmap -e "remove mod4 = Hyper_L" \
> -e "remove Lock = Caps_Lock" \
> -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Hyper_L" \
> -e "add mod3 = Hyper_L"
> Eric
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