dwm-mw - dynamic window manager
dwm is an extremely fast, small, and dynamic window manager for X.
dwm-mw is an extended version of dwm with additional bloat, bells, whistles and
features. It has been extensively patched to resemble the needs ot the author.
In order to build dwm you need the Xlib header files.
Edit config.mk to match your local setup (dwm is installed into
the /usr/local namespace by default).
Afterwards enter the following command to build and install dwm (if
necessary as root):
make clean install
You may want to look into the dextra package for additional colour schemes.
Add the following line to your .xinitrc to start dwm using startx:
In order to connect dwm to a specific display, make sure that
the DISPLAY environment variable is set correctly, e.g.:
DISPLAY=foo.bar:1 exec dwm
(This will start dwm on display :1 of the host foo.bar.)
In order to display status info in the bar, you can do something
like this in your .xinitrc:
rm -f ~/.dwm-fifo-$DISPLAY
while :; do
date '+%d.%m %H:%M'
done > ~/.dwm-fifo-$DISPLAY &
exec dwm < ~/.dwm-fifo-$DISPLAY
The configuration of dwm is done by creating a custom config.h
and (re)compiling the source code.
Following patches have been added in order to fit in my personal workflow
If you think it's bloated, stop whining and use vanilla dwm:
- gapless-grid: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/gapless_grid
- monocle-count: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/monocle_count
- nametag: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/nametag
- nmaster-sym: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/nmaster
- movestack: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/movestack
- stdin: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/stdin
- urgentborder: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/urgentborder
- warp: http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/warp
Some patches might have been omitted, because I forgot to add them. If you find
anything, please tell me about it by writing me an email.