Re: [dwm] placement of tags on titles

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:16:27 +0200

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 10:55:53AM +0200, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> 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.)

I'm not sure. Actually inverting a specific color set like it is
done atm should be readable in both cases. At a very extreme
situation you could choose #00000 #ffffff #888888 as color set.
black on white and white on black are readble in both cases with
the same quality.

However, I also thought several times, it might be a good idea
to introduce two color sets like it is done in wmii, because
this would remove the invertation stuff like it is done now and
swap the color meaning for floating and tiled mode. One may be
able to define more-aesthetic color schemes with two color sets.

We'll see.


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