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dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts.

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Got this error while trying to patch -i alpha on dwm manjaro, can anyone please help im very new to dwm

Hunk #1 FAILED at 93. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file config.def.h.rej patching file config.mk Hunk #1 FAILED at 16. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file config.mk.rej can'...
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Why is the scanned bluetooth devices not showing on `Rofi` bluetooth menu using `bluetoothctl`?

Why is the rofi menu not showing available the bluetooth devices when it's enabled and scanned via bluetoothctl? Here is the script that is used to make a shortcut to open a rofi styled bluetooth menu:...
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Why is the DWM status bar not getting mic info?

I don't really get why the mic status via icon isn't working on DWM: Status script #!/usr/bin/env sh # Log file path LOGFILE="$HOME/.cache/dwm_status.log" # Initialize printf "$$"...
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Differing color behavior of Dolphin and other KDE apps outside plasma

I play around with dwm and would like to use dolphin as my file-manager. I want dolphin to use a specific coloring. So i copied the theme colors I've created using the system settings from ~/.local/...
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Unable to access terminal

I have been using dwm on my system. I changed something in the configuration files, and now I am not able to access the terminal screen. It is frozen.  When I try in a tty, it asks for credentials.  ...
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How to bind the DAS keyboard volume knob in dwm / void linux?

My setup: Void Linux, xorg, dwm + dmenu + st, DAS keyboard. I can probably figure out how to bind some "normal" keys for volume control, but I really like this big round knob on my keyboard :...
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URxvt not pulling from .Xresources when starting X. Issue with .xinitrc?

I have my DWM Archbox configured to launch a URXVT terminal when X is started. I have URXVT configured just how I like through my .Xresources file. Below is my .xinitrc #! /bin/sh exec xrdb -merge ~/....
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Switched from cinnamon to dwm, missing the way cinnamon unified the appearance of apps

I'm running linux mint's cinnamon desktop. In system settings I have Font Selection->Text Scaling Factor set to 1.2 and under Accessibility->Visual Aids->Large text toggled on. The reason is ...
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Installing DWM on gentoo

I was just trying to install dwm on my gentoo machine but I keep on encountering the same problem every time I make clean install. The error is... drw.c:5:10: fatal error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or ...
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A program to draw on screen in X11

I'm using dwm on Arch Linux. Is there an existing program I can use to draw on the screen? For example, if I'm in a zoom meeting, sharing my screen, I'd like to scribble over the code I'm showing in ...
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How to force an application to exit fullscreen in dwm?

I have an application that has no settings for fullscreen and is really annoying that it takes up all the screen. I am looking for a way that I can turn the application into a window.
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xinitrc seems to not run some commands

I am new to Arch and did a fresh install. I have configured it to use dwm and I start it with startx. The problem is that some commands in xinitrc seem to not run. It clearly works to some extend, ...
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Xsetroot output truncation?

I've been working on a config for dwm 6.3 with a bunch of patches (on GuixSD, if it matters). Most of them haven't been updated to work on 6.3, so it's been a lot of effort to get everything sorted ...
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pactl not working in DWM config file

After seting up shortcuts in config.h, pactl is not working at all. However when I run pactl in terminal, it works as intended config.h: #include <X11/XF86keysym.h> static const char *upvol[] ...
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Why do some fonts appear zoomed in after system update?

Since the last system update, for various applications the font size has increased. Even one application for which I can be sure, that it has not been replaced, because I have a custom version and ...
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How to Reset Config.h

I've made a lot changes to my config files over time and I was wondering how I could revert them back to their default settings (with the current patches in mind)? I want to reset some changes I've ...
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xorg doesn't start (blackscreen when not root)

I'm running Arch Linux with dwm on my PC and everything was working fine until I played around with my bluetooth settings using bluetoothctl. I tried to restart dwm usung startx and the screen went ...
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dwm doesn't load fontawesome

I want to set up icons for my tags in dwm. I have downloaded the ttf-font-awesome package with sudo pacman -S ttf-font-awesome and I changed this line in my config.h of dwm: static const char *fonts[] ...
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Change what user writes anywhere on the screen to another string

So I'd like to understand this problem that I'm trying to solve and see if it's even possible to do it, realistically. I want to write a script, or something like that, that would change some string ...
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Terminal emulators glitch when using two displays (DWM)

I am running Arch Linux on a Dell XPS-13 9380 with the DWM window manager (which uses X11). I recently started using an external monitor with my laptop. My issue is that when and only when the second ...
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Fade in/out when switching workspaces (using picom compositor)

Upon enabling fade with the picom compositor, opening and closing windows will fade in and out. I would like to see the same effect upon switching workspaces. This works with i3wm, but not with the ...
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Brightness and volume key bindings not working in dwm

I'm trying to get my volume and brrightness keys to work using dwm. I put this into dwm/config.h: static const char *upvol[] = {"/usr/bin/pactl", "set-sink-volume", "0", &...
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entr not working on some specific file [duplicate]

I was trying to customise my dwm status bar to react automatically on battery status change using entr but it doesn't seem to work. For testing that, I tried printf "/sys/class/power_supply/BAT1/...
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How to install dwm in void linux

What is it, the dependencies for comiple dwm from scratch for install dwm (suckless windows manager) in arch linux , i need to install xorg and make and other
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Remove window border in dwm monocle layout

I was wondering whether there is some patch to remove the window border in dwm monocle layout, because I really don't want to use "real" fullscreen, but just want to hide the top bar and ...
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dwm: uneven window tiling

So I started using dwm recently and ran into an issue. When I'm in tiled mode(mod+t) with 1 master and 2 slaves, bottom of master window doesn't align with the bottom of the slave window. Master(left)...
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How do I setup audio on arch linux?

How can I install audio on arch linux? If it helps any arch is on a usb, and my window manager is dwm. I'm willing to give any output needed.
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gpg does not prompt for password - dwm

I setup gpg with pass on a new computer and pass does not prompt me for the password of my gpg key, meaning I can't access my encrypted passwords on that computer. What can I do? when I run pass ...
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dwm - session polkit

I am really struggling to get the session polkit to work. I am not really familiar with how it works, but I have been using gnome before switching to dwm and in gnome it worked perfectly, so I wanted ...
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DWM: Switch two windows places | Move windows

I just got a quick question regarding dwm, how can I switch the places of two windows, so window A is switched with window B or is it even possible to move windows around? Because I just like to have ...
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How do I bring color to my dwm status bar?

I tried to introduce colors to the status bar with xsetroot, but that did not work (of course). I then found the status2d patch, but it did not use ansi color escape codes and it slows my statusbar ...
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"ssh-agent dwm" started from .xinitrc, but environment variables are not set

I got an .xinitrc file with the following line: # it will start my window manager ssh-agent dwm After that I got an ssh-agent process, but environment variables like $SSH_AGENT_PID and $SSH_AUTH_SOCK ...
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Environment variables are not loaded universally (e.g. NNN file-browser)

Using arch-linux with xorg and dwm, environment variables seem not available to the wohle system. E.g. when starting the NNN file-browser inside a manually started terminal emulator (st) all bookmarks ...
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dwmblocks not reading $PATH

I'm using archlinux, dwm and dwmblocks. At startup dwmblocks shows only the icons of the blocks', without loading the scripts output. If I run $ killall dwmblocks and restart $ dwmblocks & it ...
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Temporarily switch off display without moving windows with dwm

I have a dual monitor setup. Certain screensharing apps (slack in this case) do not let me choose which screen to display, and instead show absolutely everything when I share my screen (which is bad, ...
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Alt + . for last argument doesn't work

To recall the argument of a previous shell command, in the past, with several distros and terminals, I've used those shorcuts: Alt + . or Esc + _ Now that I'm using Artix with dwm and st, Alt + . ...
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How do I run Telegram Desktop as a background process in dwm?

I want to run Telegram Desktop as a background process on dwm, such that I receive notifications when I have a new message and such that I don't have to keep the GUI open the entire time. How would I ...
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Can't see dwm in sddm on opensuse Leap 15.2

I installed dwm on opensuse leap 15.2 and was expecting to see it in the desktop session list, though it's not there. I see IceWM Session, Plasma,TWM, Plasma(FullWayland) and Plasma(Wayland) Is there ...
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Compiling Dwm to Arch Linux. Xft.h missing?

Trying to compile the Dwm Tile Manager (that uses Xorg ) on Arch Linux currently produces the following error (original attached file): dwm build options: CFLAGS = -std=c99 -pedantic -Wall -Wno-...
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DWM Gaps not aligned

is there a way I can fix this? If you check it a little closely, you can see that firefox actually goes a little bit under the terminal and I really don't like it. I am using DWM with vanity-gaps. ...
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Strange keyboard behaviour "k" not available under dwm except dmenu

I'm using a german standard keyboard (Cherry KC 1000, qwertz, with ä, ö, ü, etc.) set to us layout and installed an artix linux (openrc) system from scratch manually and seemingly something very ...
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Failed to start with picom vsync_opengl_swc_init error

When I start picom, which is picom command in my terminal, I got [ 07/30/2020 13:48:19.422 vsync_opengl_swc_init ERROR ] Failed to load a swap control extension. [ 07/30/2020 13:48:19.422 session_init ...
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Is there a way to change default chinese fonts in en_US lanugage system?

I'm using DWM as my window manager and my favorite font is Source Code Pro. So I set it as my DWM's font. However, I always have some Chinese characters to display. But the Chinese character is so ...
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How to add keyboard layout in dwm

I want to add additional language input to my linux. I am using MX Linux and DWM desktop environment. How can I do this?
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Arch & DWM weird font

I'm a Arch and DWM newb and I can't figure out why text is displayed so weird on my screen (see screenshot). Can someone help me with this?
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DWM launching applications incorrectly

DWM (6.2) seems to be launching my commands with extra parameters and I'm not sure why. I pretty much have a stock config.h file, the only changes I've made are adding extra commands and keybindings. ...
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The default keybinding for opening a terminal in dwm does not work

I'm new to dwm (suckless.org) and also to GNU/Linux. I know a bit of the C language but don't really understand the config.h file. SYS-CONFIG I use Ubuntu 18.04 (installed with netinstaller + vanilla ...
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Windows of the anki program are not correctly being displayed

The context I use dwm as my main windows manager and anki to create flashcards. The problem Some windows of the anki program are not correctly being displayed (see image or gif below) Gif Screenshot ...
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dwmblocks bluetooth module. how to show connected device name?

im using DWM with dwmblocks for the statusbar, i have serveral modules/scritps running for the status including bluetooth script that wrote to show some info and status if a device is connected #!/...
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detecting when a usb drive is connected script not working as intended

im using DWM (Tiling Window Manager) with dwmblocks for the statusbar on my laptop. i have 3 usb ports on this laptop. im using this script to detect and show a block(icon) on the statusbar when i ...
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