Re: [dwm] Again client titles and nmaster indicator

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:33:42 +0000 (GMT)

|Hence I plan to replace the client titlebars with a |new color tuple instead: |BORDERBGCOLOR (border of unfocused window) |BORDERFGCOLOR (border of focused window) |I know that there are several people who definately like the |client title windows, but I tried to live without them several |times, and noticed what I really miss is more a really obvious |focus indicator (which can be achieved with a very shiny border |color for focused windows). I do think these are orthogonal issues: I to find myself looking for a more obvious "window is focussed indicator", although in my case it's because I'm a mouse user rather than a keyboard shortcut user and it seems hardwired into my reflexes when I turn back to the pc to find the mouse pointer and believe that's the focussed window. Anyway, the nice thing about title windows is that they provide the SAME "visual interface" for various applications. For example, my xterms are configured with only a $ as the visible prompt and put the current directory into the window title; otherwise I'd have to find the line with the cursor on to find out what the current directory is. With vim, if the current file isn't put in the title I've got to find it on the line at the bottom of the screen. With an document viewer (eg, evince, etc) I've got to open the file menu. Etc. The point I'm trying to make here is that there's a different thing to do to find out the window title for each application, rather than one global action for all the applications. That's why window managers (& to an extent toolkits) exist right? So each application doesn't define it's own way of performing common acitons like moving windows, etc. Anway, I wouldn't object to titles being configured out by default but I don't see much actual practical gain (as opposed to LOC bragging) in removing the code. Anyway, that's my personal opinion. cheers, dave tweed ___________________________________________________________ New Yahoo! Mail is the ultimate force in competitive emailing. Find out more at the Yahoo! Mail Championships. Plus: play games and win prizes.*
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