Re: [dwm] Basic mouse feature?

From: Jeremy O'Brien <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:10:30 -0400

On Sunday 22 July 2007 11:00:46 Christian Dietrich wrote:
> * Jeremy O'Brien <> [Jul 22 2007 02:14] wrote:
> > I have noticed one thing that would be really really nice to have the
> > ability to do in dwm. Sometimes when I'm feeling lazy I like to use just
> > the mouse, and can obviously switch between tags very easily this way.
> > Sometimes when I'm in float mode, however, or in monocle mode with the
> > monocle patch, I find that I have to hit mod-tab to switch to a window
> > that is being covered by another, bigger window, thus killing my
> > mouse-only experience. I understand that dwm is mainly keyboard driven,
> > but I feel it wouldn't be too difficult (I could be entirely wrong on
> > this) to possibly put in detection for a wheelmouse event in the dwm bar
> > to switch between windows mod-tab style. Is anyone else interested in
> > this?
> I've written two patches:
> The one (windowscroll) give you the possibitlity to switch beetween
> visible clients by using your mouse wheel over the window title.
> The other (selecttag) introduces the possibility to select the next or
> previous tag while calling selecttag("1") or selecttag("1"). In the
> patch this is used to select the next/previous tag by "wheeling" over
> the tag buttons in the bar. selecttag could also be used to emulate
> Alt+Left/Alt+Right.
> I divided this into two patches, because i know that the second is not
> the way you should use tags. But IMHO it is a way tag can be used.
> greetz
> didi

Wow. This is perfect. Did you whip that up before or just because of my post?


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