Re: [dwm] placement of tags on titles

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:19:54 +0000

On 8/23/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> Changing the text color will add additional color definitions.
> dwm uses invertation for several stuff, thus a single additional
> color for highlighting tags of the focused client won't work at
> all. You would need two colors at least. My idea of such

Yes, and I think that should be avoided (for the same reason the third
color tupple was dropped from wmii some months ago).

> rectangle works without additional colors and is pretty easy to
> recognize...

True, but they are a bit too close to the text (characters that use
the full font height will actually touch the surrounding rectangle;
try for instance with font "fixed" and a tag named "[").
Anyway, aside from a little fine tuning, I think this is the way to
go. I like the fact that unfocused clients now only display their
title (tag info is of no _practical_ use for unfocused clients), while
the (useful) taginfo of the selected client _is_ visible.
I think a little experimentation is still in place though (like I
said, the surrounding rectangle should at least give the tagname 1 pix
more place on all sides), maybe just an underline (no wider than the
tagname) under the focused client's tags is just as informative and
less obtrusive, dunno...

Gr. Sander.
Received on Wed Aug 23 2006 - 20:19:56 UTC

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