Re: [dwm] placement of tags on titles

From: Stefan Tibus <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 10:55:53 +0200

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:19:54 +0000 "Sander van Dijk" <> wrote:
> 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).

You don't seem to like colours out here... ;-)
Yet, our brain is much more responsive to colour changes than to text
changes or whatever.
And personally I don't like the inversion being used for highlighting
in the dwm statusbar. It may look ok with Anselms or others people
colour set, but they don't fit my preferences. I wouldn't need that
border colour, but different foreground-background pairs for normal
and highlighted. And then maybe I'd even give the window-title area
a different (foreground) colour to distinguish it from the rest, if
I could.
The current solution may be clean, small in LOC, and whatever, but
it's not very aesthetic (in my opinion) and hard to read for me,
because the whole bar looks the same. (Even worse if you have the
rightmost view selected, even with Anselm's colours.)

> > rectangle works without additional colors and is pretty easy to
> > recognize...
As long as the foreground colour is different enough from the border
colour, it's ok, otherwise it doesn't separate from the border and is
hard to see because there is no pixel of background colour around it.
(This is not an issue for the selected view in tiled mode, but happens
for the non-selected tags in float mode.)


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