Re: [dwm] Issues with border

From: voltaic <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:18:50 -0500

I also like the no-border behavior from a clarity point of view. My
situation is similar to Julio's in that I also use a very bright color
for the focused border and a very dark gray for the unfocused border.
This makes it quick and easy to see when a client has focus. When
there is only one client in view, however, the bright orange border
looks awkward and unnecessary around that single client.

There is also the case with low-resolution screens. When I'm using dwm
on a small screen I tend to use monocle alone since tiling doesn't
always give enough space for several clients. When monocle is active I
prefer not to see a border.

I suppose a custom function in config.h could be used if this feature
is removed.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Julio Missao <> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:41:04AM -0800, David E. Thiel wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 01:34:48PM +0000, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>> > And then define a key binding for it.
>> >
>> > Opinions?
>> Seems I'm one of the few that prefers the no-border option. If there
>> aren't any other clients on the screen, I don't see a need to indicate
>> focus. And it looks quite nicely minimal, especially on small screens
>> like the Eee. So, if it does change, please do leave it optional.
>> Thanks,
>> David
> I also prefer having no borders when there's one client in a tag. It
> feels kinda weird having a red border (the color in my setup), but I
> wouldn't mind patching it as suggested, should this feature be removed.
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