Re: [dwm] [PATCH] Separate border colors for floating windows

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:42:39 +0200

On 6/26/07, Stanislav Maslovski <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 11:37:46AM +0200, Sander van Dijk wrote:
> > On 6/26/07, Stanislav Maslovski <> wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >I propose this small change. It allows to use separate border colors for
> > >floating windows. If needed I will send a screenshot that shows the use of
> > >it:
> >
> > May I ask what you want this for? Floating windows are already
> > distinguished by the little square in their title, and their
> > non-restricted size and position usually gives them away too.

> I set NORMBORDERCOLOR to the background color of my GTK2 theme so that
> the tiled windows visually appear "glued" together (there is no visible
> border). At the same time I want the floating windows that have a border.

It seems to me that what you really want is borderless tiled apps. The
way you achieve (well, fake, actually) this now (background-colored
borders) looks like a hack to me; it's also incomplete: what about
non-gtk apps for example?. Stuff like this is fine for personal use,
but I don't think it belongs in mainstream dwm.

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Tue Jun 26 2007 - 13:42:40 UTC

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