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Modular status monitor for dwm, written and meant to be configured in C, with features including signaling, clickability, cursor hinting and color.

The project is only meant for people comfortable with the C language. See dwmblocks if you are not one of those.



Modifying blocks

Each block has two functions associated with it, one responsible for updating what is shown in status and the other responsible for handling clicks. Take a look at config.h and files in blocks folder. Functions defined in util.c might prove helpful when adding your own blocks.

The provided blocks and helpers are what I personally use. They may or may not work for others. They are mainly provided for suggestion purposes. (They use siji font for icons.)

If you want to contribute to the project and have written a block which might prove helpful to others, add a pull request putting your block in contrib folder.

Colored output and Clickability

patches folder contains two patches for dwm, one for dwm already patched with systray patch and the other for vanilla dwm. One of the patches, whichever appropriate, is essential for dsblocks to function properly. It will add support for colored text (inspired by statuscolors patch for dwm), clickability (inspired by statuscmd patch for dwm) and cursor hinting when hovering on clickable blocks (inspired by polybar).

To add colors to status, have your functions output raw characters from \x0b to \x1f. \x0b in status text switches active colorscheme to the first one in the colors array defined in dwm's config.h and so on. See util.h and statuscolors patch for dwm for more info. Keep in mind that you have to start from \x0b instead of \x01 as instructed on the patch's page.

Signaling changes

To signal a specific block to update, run sigdsblocks <signal> [<sigval>]. <sigval> is optional and must be an integer.


A tiny program to get the current root name. May prove helpful in debugging.


Some ideas and code was taken from other projects. Credits for those go to -


Modular status monitor for dwm written and meant to be configured in C.