Re: [dwm] dmenu with mouse support?

From: y i y u s <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 10:39:34 +0200

I was maintaining a patch with this functionality for personal use. I
defined a new variable, mousemode, which was activated with a middle
mouse click in the bar and showed with an square in the layout
indicator. Then you could move windows with left button, resize with
the right one, change float state with the wheel and zoom with the
middle button. i also implemented some actions with clicks on the bar
to close windows, etc. and even you could assign tags to applications
with the mouse.
For the dmenu thing I was using fmenu, a replacement which could also
be used with the mouse (though it was intended to work with a small
set of commands, not all your path).
After some months of a quasi-exclusive use of acme for my work, I
don't maintain this patch or fmenu anymore (it is difficult to follow
dwm development). Anyway if you want I can send you the last version
(I think it was for 3.0 or 3.1), just let me know as I would have to
search in my backups...

see you,

:: yy ::
2007/6/1, pancake <>:
> These days I'm thinking about the way to bring a mouse-only interaction with
> dwm and related tools. Yes I know that is crappy, but something when i'm
> smoking or working with more than one computer at the same time i like to
> only get the mouse and not adapting my hands to different keyboards. These
> changes can be also helpful for embedded devices with touchscreens and wheel
> buttons.
> So I have different proposals to make dmenu and dwm more mouse friendly. Let
> me know what do you think about this.
> dmenu:
>  - up/down keys act as left/right keys
>  - mouse wheel act as left/right keys too
>  - mouse left click activates the selected word
>  - mouse right click closes dmenu (like <ESC>)
> dwm:
>  - mouse wheel on tags allows to change between "desktops" (without having to click)
>  - left click on status bar (where the stdin is printed) executes a program.
>  - left click on title bar swaps current window between floating and tiled mode
>  - right click on title bar closes the window
> What i don't know how to do is how to emulate alt+click options (move and resize) or
> how to zoom a window (alt+intro) without using the keyboard. (I really love these
> two actions x)
> These dwm options (well designed) could be done on the same way as keybindings are defined,
> so they could be easily configured by the user.
> I think some of these options can be delagated to dzen (execution of dmenu when clicking
> a dzen button), but the interaction with the windows should be done inside dwm.
> Let me know what do you think about this, btw it could be also possible to create an
> X11 program to wrap mouse gestures as keyboard shortcuts, and this will be probable
> cooler (for example, click on a certain area of the Xwindows and move the mouse out of
> it can simulate an alt+intro keybinding, etc..).
> This last option should take more sense on a kiss environment, but this will be
> probably harder to design O:)
>   --pancake
- yiyus || JGL .
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