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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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Is there a tiling WM that allows to place a common background window for all workspaces persisting the ability to use tiling algorithms?

Recently, I came across the idea of placing a window with currently playing video behind transparent terminal, like this. At the moment, I am using dwm, and I can implement a simple case of this idea ...
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Using compton with Pywal causes background to be gray

I'm currently struggling to get Compton and Pywal to play nice on my DWM setup. Currently, whenever I run Compton after Pywal using startx, the wallpaper is gray, and opening windows makes them appear ...
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DWM's statuscolors patch not working

I can't figure out how to utilize statuscolors patch in dwm. When I pipe the output of echo in form echo -e "\x03 * \x04 *", It starts as it was just the neat, stock dwm.
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How do I bind apps to specific tags in dwm?

I am using dwm with tags labelled with font-awesome icons. I don't know how to bind applications to specific tags, e.g Sublime to tag 3. I've attached my tag setup in the image
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How to set the cursor position when dwm starts?

I’m trying to find out how dwm decides the initial position of the mouse cursor, after it started. I looked in dwm.c for a while, but my knowledge of C and X11 doesn’t cut it. What I want to do is to ...
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Is it possible to manage windows in batch mode in vanilla dwm?

I'd like to be able to execute the following workflow (that is now manual using both keyboard and mouse) by running a script with arguments in console: make currently focused window floating (Mod1-...
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DWM Unicode Support

I'm in the process of creating a nice looking statusbar with DWM and I want to implement unicode symbols with font awesome. Supposedly I can use the Pango patch but its out of date (for version 6.1) ...
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Sending mod key over VNC

I'm running dwm on my local machine and I'm trying to control a machine running xmonad over VNC. They both use the same mod key because they're both my machines. How can I send the mod key to the ...
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dynamic window manager (dwm): number of columns [closed]

In dwm typically I use one window in the master area (left) and all the others stacked on the right side. Once I accidentally hit Meta+I all windows get stacked in one single column (spanning full ...
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dwm. How to switch between last two windows?

I find no way to switch between last two focused windows. How can I do that? There is Mod+Tab but for tags only.
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setxbmap in ~/.xinitrc doesn't work

Here's my ~/.xinitrc: setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp & setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option grp:ctrl_shift_toggle xrandr --output DP-1 --mode 1920x1080 --above LVDS-1 xset r rate 150 50 ...
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Firefox context menu placement under dwm

I've recently switched to using dwm and have been bumping up against a weird behaviour in Firefox, when clicking the right mouse button. Above is Firefox opening a context menu under most window ...
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using full-screen mode with feh in dwm

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 ...
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Blank Android Studio window in DWM

I recently installed Android Studio on arch linux with DWM. But the initial dialog window, which prompts for starting a new project is blank. The links in this windows work though. I can start a new ...
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How can I have dwm start with a different view (i.e., a different tag)?

dwm starts with with the first tag in view. How can I modify dwm.c or config.h in order to start on another tag?
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Dwm status bar and web forms display weird fonts

I'm using Arch Linux with dwm desktop. I was trying to make some changes in my ~/.xinitrc, and now my dwm status bar displays weird characters. I reverted all the changes i made in /etc/X11/xconfig.d ...
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Trying to compile DWM on Centos 7.2 - missing freetype/config/ftheader.h

/usr/include/ft2build.h:56:38: fatal error: freetype/config/ftheader.h: No such file or directory #include <freetype/config/ftheader.h> I have freetype-devel installed. There are no other ...
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Benefits of using vim buffers over tmux panes / dwm terminals [closed]

What are the benefits of using vim buffers over separate instances in several terminals? I've been using vim for quite some time, but at the same time I've been using tiled window manager (dwm/xmonad)...
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border on the bottom of terminal emulators even in monocle view [closed]

Edit: The border on the bottom is not set my me. i don't have it in my config.h file. To be honest wouldn't know how to set it. so, it doesn't happen with any other programs, just terminal emulators. ...
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dwm and screen lock

I recently made the switch to dwm as the default window-manager on my laptop. It being a no frills software, I had to configure a few things that I usually don't have to worry about. While I got most ...
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why is makepkg not working in Arch linux?

i'm trying to install this package https://github.com/w0ng/dwm to configure/customize dwm window manager. the thing is that I need to use "makepkg" to install it. but when I do this "# makepkg -efi", ...
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Changing dwm keyboard in linux [duplicate]

I can't get dwm to set the keyboard layout. I have tried changing the file /usr/share/xsessions/dwm.desktop. I have changed the line Exec=dwm by Exec=/home/atc/dwm-init with this /home/atc/dwm-...
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Custom key combinations in dwm

I have some custom key combinations in config.h, which work great. I just got a 60% keyboard, and would like to configure the arrow keys to work Vim-like ¨hjkl¨, instead of the combination with FN + ...
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Save windows state in DWM

I would like to be able to save state of windows opened in all the tags on system halt/logout. Not necessarily with their whole history, just the fact that there was terminal under third tag and ...
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How to print a bash variable that has an array as value

I wrote a script for my dwm statusbar. One part of it is finding the current cpu usage for every single core on my system. I figured out a way myself but I would need some help fixing a bug in this. ...
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How to get cpu usage for every core with a bash script using standard *nix tools

I'm writing a bash script to print system stats to my dwm status bar using xsetroot. Everything works as expected. What I'm currently missing is an easy way that just uses standard *nix tools to give ...
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How to prevent dwm from tag switching when launching Skype

I'm running dwm and Skype included in it's tag rules: static const Rule rules[] = { /* class instance title tags mask isfloating monitor */ <snip/> { "Skype", ...
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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Dmenu does not start some programms (e.g., emacs) — is there a log file?

I'm running dwm with dmenu under Arch Linux. While dmenu is working, it doesn't start some programs, e.g., emacs, although it shows the command with auto-completion. When I start them in the terminal, ...
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Shutdown doesn't work

I've installed the dwm window manager on Linux Mint 15, configured it and now shutdown doesn't work. I typed shutdown -P now in terminal. dwm closed successfully and now I'm seeing a black screen ...
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How do I configure multiple monitors to work with dwm's tag rules?

I have a laptop with an external monitor and I want to use the external monitor as the primary one. I'm also running Debian with dwm. xrandr -q gives me this: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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Dwm - pertag patch - save state between restarts

I'm using Pertag patch As a Gentoo user I apply dwm patches using Portage. Basically there's a directory where user can put a patch for sourcecode and Portage will apply it during the compilation ...
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Alternate keyboard inputs: dwm on Debian

Currently my laptop's keyboard has some broken keys (z, x, c). When using my Windows partition I know I can just use Alt-codes to enter the keys or use alternate hotkeys for the respective keys (Alt- ...
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X keyboard layout unable to toggle

I don't understand why alt_shift_toggle is not triggers keyboard layout switch This is what I have localectl status System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us,ru X11 ...
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Is it possible to use xsetroot and dwm to set the top and bottom bars at different time intervals?

I'm using dwm with the dualstatus patch. This adds a status bar on the bottom of the screen, in addition to the standard bar at the top. The text in each bar is set in ~/.xinitrc (for example) like ...
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current spotify track in dwm status bar

I'm trying to get the current track playing in spotify into my dwm status bar. I got to the point where I get the information with this command. enter code heredbus-send --print-reply --session --...
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change fonts of applications in dwm

I'm currently using dwm 6.0 and I was wondering how I could change the font of programs like Firefox. I already changed the font given in the config.h and recompiled it but it didn't change anything. ...
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Remove GNOME and install dwm

I'm currently running Fedora 19 on my PC and I want to remove GNOME and then use dwm. Is it enough when I install dwm and remove GNOME completely?
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Cannot echo colored text when inserting in status bar in dwm

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to create a custom status bar in dwm. Now what I'm thinking of is to check if the battery is under a certain level, the background of the battery region in the status ...
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Coloring the output of conky-cli in dwm

I've recently installed conky-cli and got it running on the upper bar in dwm with this simple command: conky | while read -r; do xsetroot -name "$REPLY"; done & And I wanted to get colored ...
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Transparently run wine programs

When I want to run a wine program I have to type e.g. $ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/TextAloud/TextAloudMP3.exe Would it be possible to run directly TextAloudMP3? I mean not only from command ...
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How do I get rid of horizontal split in dwm

I started using dwm today and am trying to wrap my head around it, as OpenBox is my only other exposure to window managers. As suggested in the official tutorial, I first opened couple of terminals ...
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What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?

I'm using the dynamic window manager of suckless (dwm). I noticed that firefox is able to send nice notifications when a download has finished. See the two figures When I'm on a different tag, I get ...
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Error while trying to retrieve dwm sources

I am trying to build dwm from source. Grabbing the source doesn't work: (28) $ apt-get source dwm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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Some applications cover my top bar in dwm

Recently, Google Chrome has been taking 100% screen space and has been covering my top bar. Its never done this before. I tried reinstalling and nothing changed. I can post a screencap if anyone ...
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Patching a file (in this case dwm) and failed hunks

I'm trying to add the transparency patch to dwm. I downloaded the .diff file and in my dwm directory ran this: max@linux-vwzy:~/misc/dwm/dwm-5.9> patch < dwm-transparency.diff patching file ...
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Netbeans has no display on my computer

I installed netbeans using zypper install netbeans. Trying to run it, I get the "loading" splash screen which is proceeded by a small popup which asks me if I want to register my copy and receive some ...
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Capturing area of the screen without a Desktop Environment?

I'm running OpenSuse with dwm as a window manager. Since I made the switch from KDE, I haven't found a way to take a screenshot or even capture part of my screen. Is there a way I can do this in a ...
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Custom hotkeys in dwm

I'm trying to create an array of simple hotkeys on my desktop, running OpenSuse with dwm. Things like: Ctrl+E /opt/eclipse/eclipse Can this be configured from within dwm? If not is there an ...