Re: [dwm] Again client titles and nmaster indicator

From: Christian Garbs <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 18:11:49 +0100

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 02:36:59PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:

> I know that many people like the client titlebar for various reasons
> (be it the fact that it's rather unique to dwm, be it the fact that
> it allows to locate a client when using many of them easily), hence
> I consider this should go into a separate patch.


> I believe that in 90% of all cases I can simply identify a client by
> its window contents and not its title (in a shell I notice the
> hostname in the prompt, in GUI apps the purpose of a window is just
> obvious), hence all in all the title is a bonbon, but not necessary
> for the mainstream dwm.

I like the titlebars and use them regularly: whenever a Debian security
update is available, I ssh to some servers and update then. When you
have lots of aptitudes open, you don't know which is which :-)

I use this Bash function as my ssh replacement to see which
xterm/aptitude is on which server:

        xtermset -T "ssh $*"
        /usr/bin/ssh "$@"
        xtermset -T "$USER@$HOSTNAME"

Anyway, if the titlebar stays as a patch, it's ok for me, I'll just
add it to my list of patches.

I can't say anything about the nmaster-thingie, as I'm still at dwm-2.8.


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Received on Sat Jan 13 2007 - 18:12:06 UTC

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