patches VS kmonad

Compare patches vs kmonad and see what are their differences.


Collection of patches for dwm, st and dmenu (by bakkeby)


An advanced keyboard manager (by kmonad)
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patches kmonad
89 184
234 2,739
- 2.2%
3.5 5.8
8 days ago 7 days ago
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of patches. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-06.
  • alpha patch makes my dwm doesn't starting
    3 projects | | 6 Apr 2023
    It's difficult to make alpha and systray patches sing together. Use bakkeby patch that does them both:
  • Layout rule for a program
    2 projects | | 2 Apr 2023
    I think the easiest solution here would be to incorporate all attach patches (for example via attachdirection or attachx) then have a client rule option that determines how the client should initially attach; as the master, first in the stack, at the bottom or above or below the currently focused window.
    2 projects | | 2 Apr 2023
    So far I found, but it works per monitor/per tag, but I want it to work per program like the default rules, except extended
  • How Do You Setup Workspaces Properly?
    2 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    I am trying to setup my workspaces for stumpwm, but am running into a wall due to not being able to find much documentation, is there is even support, for a few things I want to do. For some background, I am coming from dwm which I have used for a few years and even forked a few times. In dwm I had a rather simple, but extremely useful, setup where I would store specific types of programs on specific tags. I was able to figure out getting this done in stumpwm and it working just fine. The main issue with this portion of my workspace setup is that the Default workspace still exists. I have tried to figure out how to delete it, but cannot. I know how to rename it, so I could just do that and use it for my terminals, but the issue arises where I have no idea how to change it from the default stacking layout to the dynamic one. Any advice? Additionally, is there a way to get something like dwm's fakefullscreen?
  • dwm-flexipatch: statuscmd integration in dwmblocks
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2022
    I would like to add the statuscmd (for dwmblocks) feature to my dwm build. I tried this patch (from the suckless website) and this one, from u/bakkeby's Github, which seems more pertinent to my case since I use dwmblocks. I also patched my dwmblocks build with this patch, from the suckless website.
  • automatic drag(c,m)fact in resizemouse
    2 projects | | 8 Sep 2022
    dragcfact is a patch that depends on another patch, cfacts, that assigns a 'weight' to each client in the view area and allows you to resize them by increasing or decreasing the weight of a given client. Yes, in the case of the tile layout that does allow for 'vertical' resizing.
    2 projects | | 8 Sep 2022
  • [dwm] Vanitygasp per tag?
    5 projects | | 14 Mar 2022
    Another way you could achieve this is via floatpos. One way I use this is to toggle tiled windows to become floating and take up 80% of the screen, which gives a kind of semi-fullscreen mode which is kind of nice.
  • bspwm Swallow
    2 projects | | 27 Jan 2022
    I don't know what they are refering to, but the swallowing that has become popularized is not what that screenshot shows. The functionality is taken from Plan9's window manager, rio. When you launch, say, firefox from a terminal on non-swallowing window managers the terminal just sits there and the window is spawned on it's own. With swallowing, the terminal swallows the window in that the newly spawn windows takes up the window that is the terminal until it exists at which point the terminal window is restored. I can not an example of this in video, but there are patches to implement this into dwm such as rio draw/swallow
  • Any alternatives to Wallpaper engine on Linux?
    2 projects | | 30 Nov 2021


Posts with mentions or reviews of kmonad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-27.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing patches and kmonad you can also consider the following projects:

dwm-flexipatch - A dwm build with preprocessor directives to decide which patches to include during build time

AutoHotkey - AutoHotkey - macro-creation and automation-oriented scripting utility for Windows.

keyd - A key remapping daemon for linux.

qmk_firmware - Open-source keyboard firmware for Atmel AVR and Arm USB families

sharpkeys - SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key.

homebrew-qmk - QMK Homebrew Formulae

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

xkeysnail - Yet another keyboard remapping tool for X environment

vim-colemak - Colemak key mappings for Vim. Consider using Coleremak instead.

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

qmk_firmware - See the "forkreadme" branch or the following link for a description of branches maintained in this fork.

xcape - Linux utility to configure modifier keys to act as other keys when pressed and released on their own.