Re: [dwm] Again client titles and nmaster indicator

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:39:46 +0100

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 01:37:35PM +0100, Anthony Brown wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2007 at 07:33:42PM +0000, David Tweed wrote:
> > 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.
> I agree that window title bars remain very useful, even if they are
> annoying sometimes for small windows. I do like the added visual clue
> for focus with a different border colour. I see now that the status area
> has the same colour as the unselected tags. In previous versions my
> colours for the status area were the reverse from those for unselected
> tags, making the status area stand out more. Maybe you could consider
> such a "reverse video" scheme for the status area? (I admit this depends
> on the colour scheme one uses)

If you need something like that, it's easy to patch the specific


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