Re: [hackers] Desktop icons in dwm

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 20:21:50 +0200

On 5 April 2017 at 05:40, David Kennedy <> wrote:
> One thing I miss with dwm is shortcut icons on my desktop. Is anyone aware of
> a patch that would add those or a really simple desktop app? I found one here
> but it's really old and doesn't build:
> Failing that, I'm considering making something. I started reading up on xcb,
> which I guess has replaced xlib, but I couldn't figure out how to get a window
> mapped beneath all the others. Have a look here if you like:
> It can be built with the -lxcb option (assuming you have libxcb).

First, you should rather use dev_AT_ for such kind of
questions/discussions. hackers_AT_ is supposed to be on topic for
suckless tools.

Second, what you want can be achieved by using dmenu properly, you
could start your imagination with

ls $HOME/Desktop | dmenu

Best regards,
Received on Wed Apr 05 2017 - 20:21:50 CEST

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