When I try to run feh -F <images> in dwm, I do not have the ability to interact with the full-screen window via the keyboard; e.g., if I try to exit (q), nothing happens and the following is sent to stderr: feh WARNING: Window Manager does not support MWM hints. To get a borderless window I have to bypass your wm. This problem has been observed by others. It does not matter whether I am in monocle, floating, or tiling mode. I can still communicate with feh through the mouse (e.g., click to advance image, right click to exit). Is there a way to avoid this problem?

I am using feh v. 2.18, dwm v. 6.1, and debian v. 9.2.


This appears to be a long-standing bug in feh. In accord with the bug report, I circumvented the problem by doing the following:

$ sudo apt-get install rxvt-unicode
$ echo "alias feh='urxvt -e feh'" >> ~/.bashrc

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