Re: [dwm] What functions do I really use?

From: Leonhard Scherer <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 14:03:19 +0100

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'd like to know what functions do you really use in dwm,
> because I feel, there are features I don't use. After
> several months of usage, this might lead to an revision of
> features, which could be externalized into patches instead
> staying upstream in the default distribution.
> Personnaly, I rarely/never use the following features/functions:
> - titlebars of clients (I really can live without them, I never
> look at them), removing titlebars could reduce the source
> about 70 lines, maybe more with some restructurings
> - viewall/toggleview: (I never view more than one tag per time,
> although I use the other way around, tagging some
> clients with more than one tag that they appear when
> viewing different tags) - I haven't implemented a patch, but
> this could make seltag[] obsolet, and at least the functions
> I listed here, approx. yet another 50-70 lines
> -> instead this feature, I would consider holding
> a pertag array for client order instead, to remember the
> per-tag layout correctly, this might add yet another 20-30
> lines
> What do you think (I know your opinions about the client title
> window already, but what do you think about my second point?)
> If you want to check, how it feels without titlebars, you can
> apply my patch for dwm-2.2 (and hg tip):
> (It removes abot 70 LOC and renames drawtitle into drawclient,
> which sould be done anyway).
> Regards,
Hi again..

I got very much the same opinion like you, Anselm; but I really miss the
togglemax-view feature :/

Maximizing to a specific tag is very uncomfortable, I think, so I would
really like to have the titlebars removed and the togglemax inserted again.

Leo Scherer

PS: I also don't like the "View all windows in one tag"-function (don't
know the name) 'cause if you press the buttons by mistake there are
very often indication errors afterwards..:/
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