Re: [wmii] wmiimenu/dmenu prompt option?

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:24:58 -0800

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 10:40:55PM -0800, Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
>> I feel that the only thing wmiimenu and dmenu are missing is a
>> prompt option. This option would let you specify a string that is
>> displayed before the input-area (just like the -p option for the
>> /usr/bin/read program).
> I removed that option from dmenu, it was present in wmiimenu
> until dmenu's appearance afaik (dunno if it was there already in
> wmii-3.1).

It is not in wmii-3.1.

> I didn't saw much use in it, and I'm still not sure
> if it's a good idea, because I believe that there is semantic
> meaning in the menu items already.

True, having a prompt is not useful in the context of wmii or dwm.
However, I would like to use wmiimenu/dmenu for my own interactive
scripts (like managing bookmarks) where having a prompt is essential.

For example, if the user is typing a set of filters (to filter the
menu choices) the prompt can show the current set of active filters.

Another case is when you cannot determine what operation will be
performed when you choose something from the menu. This corresponds
to your idea of having semantic meaning to the menu choices.
Received on Tue Dec 12 2006 - 08:25:07 UTC

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