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ImageMagick comes with the import utility to take screenshots. It has tons of options, but by default it lets you draw a rectangle on the screen and saves just that portion. If you want an entire window you can use -window ID; the identifier "root" captures the entire screen


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The euphoniously named scrot takes screenshots from the command line... It has a couple of simple options, including a time delay and image quality. If you are wanting to take a shot in the console, and you are running a framebuffer, then you can use fbgrab.


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This is probably the urgency hint which can be set on windows. This hint is recognized by most window managers. Most terminals can be configured to set the urgency hint when receiving a bell. (u)xterm for example has the bellIsUrgent option and (u)rxvt has urgentOnBell. To ring the bell in a terminal just run tput bel or echo "\a" (depending on the shell ...


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I guess you meant to launch exe programs with wine directly, so tell kernel to run win32 binaries with wine by, Mount binfmt fs, add a line none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc defaults 0 0 to /etc/fstab and execute mount -a afterwards echo ':DOSWin:M::MZ::/usr/bin/wine:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register to register the binary format So ...


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dwm is a minimalist window manager that just manages windows. What you are asking requires a bit of a workaround. There are two separate, but related steps. First, set up your rules for irrsi in config.h - specifying the tag in which you would like it to appear and whether it should be floating or not. Something like this will open irssi in the first tag: ...


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There is a (reasonably old) thread on the suckless mailing list about this issue, that includes a patch: called pango. There is slightly more recent version in the AUR for 5.8.2: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33193


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I don't think you'll get Unicode support from dwm without patching it (and adding additional dependencies, notably pango). If that's an option for you, the Arch package dwm-pango seems to work. (Download the tarball, unpack it, and patch your dwm with the patch file - you don't need to be using Arch. Patch applies with a bit of fuzz on top of dwm-0.6.) $ ...


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You need to change the DPMS settings, which are controllable with xset. You can disable all DPMS with: $ xset -dpms And re-enable them with: $ xset +dpms You can also control how long before the monitor switches into each state (standby, suspend, and off; they're explained in this Wikipedia article) by passing 3 integers for the number of seconds ...


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I have lots of experience using xmonad and I think you'll be fine if you give it a whirl. Regarding your specific questions: Almost everything will work just as they normally do. Regarding the specific list you gave, the only one that needs some TLC is chrome. Full screen is a bit flaky and you'll need to futz with your xmonad.hs config to get it to ...


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There's the same type of problem for awesomewm and probably quite a few other window managers. The dmw wiki has a section on this: Fixing misbehaving Java applications. The solution proposed is to change the window manager name by installing wmname, and then running: $ wmname LG3D If that works, make sure that is called at every X session startup. The ...


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You don't have to remove GNOME to use dwm, you can just install dwm and use it instead. Removing GNOME might simplify cirvumventing xdm/gdm (dm = display manager; these are the things that control the graphical login) -- but it also might not. If you install multiple DEs, they may configure the dm to use a chooser, however, a stand-alone window manager ...


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You have (inadvertently) incremented the windows in master, the default keybind for which is Modi, so that all of your clients in that selected tag are in master. You can decrement the number of clients in master with Modd. Each press will decrement the clients in master by 1. It may also be worth pointing out that dwm doesn't use the "desktop" paradigm; ...


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dwm is an acronym for dynamic window manager: the central principle of dwm is that the tags are supposed to be dynamic, not fixed. See why tags don't remember their layout. The pertag patch breaks this paradigm. If you want to be able to have your window manager use static workspaces, you are better off using xmonad or awesome (both inspired by dwm). ...


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Each application chooses its own fonts. The window manager only chooses the fonts of the text that it displays, such as window title bars and its own menus. Firefox uses Gtk settings to determine the appearance of its menus, dialog boxes and other user interface elements. To control the rendering of web pages, change the “Preferences → Content” settings, or ...


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I have been using Shutter under Xmonad without any desktop environment and it has been working well. Shutter is a GUI app with a decent amount of features. Most of the time I would type "shutter -s" in a launcher/terminal and the program will let me choose the area of the screen that I want to capture. Then I hit Enter and the file will be saved to my home ...


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The patch is failing because the other patches that you have previously applied have shifted the code around sufficiently to defeat patch's attempts to apply the change, even with an offset (as can be seen in those hunks that did succeed). If you open dwm.c.rej you will see the failed hunks, then it is just a matter of hand patching them in to dwm.c. For ...


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You can configure hotkeys in your config.h. To use your eclipse example (with a rule to have it open in a specific tag1 when you hit Ctrle: static const Rule rules[] = { { "Eclipse", NULL, NULL, 1 << 0, False, -1 }, ... /* commands */ static const char *eclipsecmd[] = { "/opt/eclipse/eclipse", NULL }; ... static Key ...


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If you are looking for minimalistic solutions, your Xorg server might already comes with a tool called xwd. If not, and you'd install it separately, it might be the lightest possibility - the binary is just 27 KB in size. Watch out, because it outputs data on stdout! But the problem with xwd is that it dumps the screenshot in an XWD X Window Dump image data ...


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Make sure wine is in your path and create a shell script containing the following: #!/bin/sh wine "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/TextAloud/TextAloudMP3.exe" Give yourself permission to execute the script by running chmod u+x SCRIPT_NAME. Then, just run that script from your file manager. It will start wine, which will run TextAloudMP3.exe.


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The default dwm behaviour is to open applications, with a rule or not, on the monitor/screen that has focus. To open Surf on the third tag of the currently focussed monitor, the rule would be: { "Surf", NULL, NULL, 1 << 2, True, -1 }, To open VLC on the second tag of the primary monitor, irrespective of where the ...


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To get colours in dwm's status bar with conky you have two options: patch dwm with the statuscolours patch1 and use conky-cli with the exec variable for the coloured text. pipe conky to dzen and let dzen handle the colourizing (this is more of a hack as it paints over the dwm bar). A third approach, which I find much cleaner2, is to patch dwm with ...


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Step 0 Set a binary PATH for your user. Run mkdir ~/bin and add this directory to your PATH. How this is done may vary depending on the shell and desktop environment you use. Here you can found how to change your PATH in a variety of shells. Check this solved question if your desktop environment don't care about your shell profile and the former does ...


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Figured it out. I logged off and logged in again and found that it is working like I wanted it to. Pressing Alt-i, took me back to horizontal split. Then, Pressing Alt-d while in horizontal split returned me to the original master - stack split I was looking for.



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