Reasoning: Since 2011 dmenu has been capable of working out which monitor currently has focus in a Xinerama setup, making the use of the -m flag more or less redundant. This is easily demonstrated by using dmenu in any other window manager. There used to be a nodmenu patch that provided these changes: https://git.suckless.org/sites/commit/ed68e3629de4ef2ca2d3f8893a79fb570b4c0cbc.html but this was removed on the basis that it was very easy to work out and apply manually if needed. The proposal here is to remove this dependency from dwm. The mechanism of the dmenumon variable could be provided via a patch if need be. The edge case scenario that dmenu does not handle on its own, and the effect of removing this mechanism, is that if the user trigger focusmon via keybindings to change focus to another monitor that has no clients, then dmenu will open on the monitor containing the window with input focus (or the monitor with the mouse cursor if no windows have input focus). If this edge case is important to cover then this can be addressed by setting input focus to selmon->barwin in the focus function if there is no client to give focus to (rather than giving focus back to the root window).
dwm - dynamic window manager ============================ dwm is an extremely fast, small, and dynamic window manager for X. Requirements ------------ In order to build dwm you need the Xlib header files. Installation ------------ 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 Running dwm ----------- Add the following line to your .xinitrc to start dwm using startx: exec dwm 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: while xsetroot -name "`date` `uptime | sed 's/.*,//'`" do sleep 1 done & exec dwm Configuration ------------- The configuration of dwm is done by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source code.