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

From: Chris Down <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:41:49 +0100

Hey folks,

Laslo Hunhold writes:
>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.

Probably worth me chiming in as the commit author :-)

In my case, a tangible problem exists for cases where, for example, mpv is
playing a video full screen. If one then accidentally performs a focusstack (as
I have many times) then they cannot possibly see which window is being
selected, and it's somewhat cumbersome to recover focus to the foreground in
order to regain control.

Looking at the conversation, it seems like the concern is about interaction
with the fakefullscreen[0] patch, if I understand correctly. As I understand
it, the behaviour in mainline makes sense with stock dwm, just not with this
patch. If that's the case, can't one just change the behaviour as part of the
fakefullscreen patch on the wiki? Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the use case in

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