Re: [dwm] Some things about dmenu...

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:06:33 +0100

Ok, makes sense to me/I will change the code accordingly

Kind regards,

On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 02:20:05PM +0100, Sander van Dijk wrote:
> Hi,
> Two things about dmenu:
> 1. Case insensitive string matching should be optional; right now,
> when I have an entry 'Foo' and an entry 'foo', I can't put the cursor
> on 'foo' without using the arrow keys, not even when I type exactly
> 'foo'. Quite annoying. While I understand that case insensitive string
> matching is useful to some (many?) people, it's a pain in the ass for
> me, and quite ununixy on top of that. Hence I propose to make case
> insensitivity optional through an cmdline argument, like (for
> instance) grep does as well.
> 2. '-i' would be a sensible choice for point 1, but apparently we
> already have that. It makes dmenu match strings 'ignoring intermediate
> characters', so that for instance 'fifo' matches 'firefox'. If someone
> can explain to me why this is a good thing please do so, cause I can't
> think of a single thing, it looks like a misfeature to me. I'd rather
> see the current '-i' "functionality" be replaced with what I described
> under point 1.
> Greetings, Sander.

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