Re: [hackers] [PATCH] Add a configuration option for fullscreen locking

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:47:17 +0200

On Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:33:31 -0400
Sebastian LaVine <> wrote:

Dear Sebastian,

> I am the "some people" that Quentin mentioned above :)
> I brought this up in the #suckless channel yesterday, when I was
> having a problem with Firefox: When I entered into fullscreen mode, I
> could no longer switch windows with my Alt+J/K keybindings. I use the
> fakefullscreen patch, so for me fullscreen windows just expand as
> much as possible.
> Quentin (quinq), Ingvix and I discussed this on IRC. To me, this
> behavior seems rather unintuitive and therefore should not be
> included in mainline. To my knowledge, it isn't documented anywhere
> except the commit message, which is:

count me in in that regard. If an application (most likely a game) wants
exclusive fullscreen, it can capture the mouse in the window. I always
set it like this in wine and have had no problems with that, and it
still allows workspace-switching.

For what it's worth, in my humble opinion dwm should always guarantee
that you can switch workspaces. "Exclusive" fullscreen is a hack as we
know from slock.

Having a configuration-option is the best compromise, though. The
maintainer decides what should be the default. :)

With best regards

Received on Wed Jul 14 2021 - 12:47:17 CEST

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