xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell

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xmonad UrgencyHook not working

I'm using xmonad and want to enable the UrgencyHook feature so I know when someone talks to me in pidgin. For that I use the XMonad.Hooks.UrgencyHookmodule. I use dzen2 and conky for the status bar, ...
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Move window to Master in XMonad without swapping

mod-return currently swaps the focused window with the master window. What I want is to move the focused window to the master and have the rest move over one place. So the end result is as if I had ...
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xmonad resize floating window according to size hint

In xmonad if you 'doFloat' a window in your manage hook, it opens with a size determined by its size hint. What I want is a way to resize an existing window according to that hint. Ideally I could ...
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Xmonad can't find module XMonad

Whenever xmonad starts, restarts, or is recompiled, I get an xmessage: xmonad.hs:1:8: Could not find module `XMonad' Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.2) ...
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RandR 1.4 Optimus Dual Monitor

So, I have a dual monitor setup. HDMI comes in through Nvidia, main display is through Intel (I think). I want to use XMonad with the dual setup, and I want to be able to run with or without the ...
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Google Music Manager doesn't displayed

How can I configure my Xmonad config that Google music manager is displayed? I cannot open the options window from the context menu. Has anybody any idea why it does not display?
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How do I mount a USB in plain XMonad?

Now that I am using XMonad I find that my USB devices no longer automount when I plug them into my computer. How do I get them to automount again just like they did when I was using gnome?
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XMonad + Synergy: System tray is unavailable, quitting

I'm trying to use synergy with my xmonad setup. When I try to start synergy it pops up an error message saying: System tray is unavailable, quitting I'm on Ubuntu server 13.10 I don't have ...
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Differences between dynamic window managers? [closed]

Dynamic window managers support both tiling and floating window layout. There are quite a few of them, e.g. awesome, dwm, catwm, xmonad and probably many more. A lot of them claim to be stable, fast ...
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Tiling window managers and multi head setup: Gnome style workspace

I just switched from metacity to xmonad and I am very impressed by the tiling window manager concept. But I thing bothers me: In gnome a "workspace" was composed of all of my three monitors, but with ...
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How can I make Virtualbox ignore specific keys?

I use Virtualbox with Windows on Ubuntu host. I keep it on separate workspace (I use Xmonad). Xmonad uses Windows key as modifier. The problem is: when I press it, Windows machine opens start menu. ...
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How to transmit locally entered modifier keys or shortcuts to the remote desktop via VNC? Mask or escape them somehow?

I am connected to a xmonad desktop but am only able to use the first workspace. How can I change to other workspaces? Furthermore: If the last terminal is closed, I can’t do anything. How can I open ...
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XMonad with GDM on Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10)

I'm using xmonad on Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) First of all I created a new Desktop Entry to make the xmonad session to be accessible from the GDM login screen, but after a reboot GDM doesn't start, and ...
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Execute wmctrl commands in xinitrc

I'm using XMonad configured to accept commands through wmctrl and would like to start up a few applications through xinitrc and move them to a certain workspace. Those commands work, when I use the ...
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Layout Specfic Keybinds in Xmonad/Dwm

Does anyone know if its possible to have a different set of keybinds for different layouts. For instance, in Tall mode, i would like h and l to switch between the master and stack, with k and l ...
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Xmonad open terminal in same directory

Is it possible to have Xmonad open a new terminal in the same directory as the active terminal (if the active window is a terminal or a program like vim running in one)? As it is, all my terminals ...
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How start Nemo in background to manage the desktop?

I'm using XMonad and I want a solution to get application icons in the desktop. If I start the Nemo file explorer and then I close it I get the application icons in the desktop, as I want. How can I ...
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Different keycodes for F3 and F4 on external keyboard vs laptop keyboard

I'm using a Debian derivative with xmonad on my laptop (Lenovo X230). I have a docking station and an external keyboard and trackball connected to it. The keyboard is the Kinesis Advantage. ...
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How do you make volume keys and mute key work in Xmonad

I am new to Xmonad (just installed it yesterday), and since I have never used haskell before, I found configuration a little bit confusing for me. I got somewhat made xmobar and trayer work, but I ...
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How to trigger an action on double-tap of a keyboard button?

I'd like to learn how to trigger something in my debian box on double-tap of a key (let's say l-shift). My setup is X11 based. Should I look into doing in my MW (xmonad) or on a lower level? Forgive ...
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Is there something like a sub-desktop, or a set of windows in XMonad?

When working on different tasks on a project, I have a very similar setup for each task: On a free desktop I Open a terminal window, an editor and a debugging window. Can I manage such a set as one ...
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How can I make a window stick to all desktops?

I'd like to have a window (or a set of windows) stick on all desktops so that they're visible all the time. For example a status log, an important build job or an important chat. Is there any support ...
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How to perform actions on current window in keybindings?

In the ManageHook I can define what should happen to windows that have specific xprops etc. For example, I can call doShift or doFloat. How can I do the same to the currently focused window with a ...
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When I quit xmonad, how can I make it shut down applications nicely?

When I quit xmonad (Shift-Mod-Q), it kills all my running applications. This results in me losing my recent terminal history in gnome-terminal and in Chromium complaining on the next start up that it ...
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Xmonad GUI on debian

I followed this guide to install Xmonad GUI on my debian 7.1. Installation completed successfully after executing: aptitude install xmonad libghc6-xmonad-dev libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev After ...
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Running a non-tiling window manager inside an xmonad tile

My window manager of choice is xmonad and I am very happy with it. However, I am learning to develop applications using Gtkmm and Glade, and for this very specific purpose and nothing else, I would ...
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Xmonad terminal creates three processes

I'm configuring xmonad. I changed the terminal to terminal="urxvt" but I don't like that it spawn three processes per each terminal I open: ~$ ps -fea --forest fake 16042 12136 0 11:22 ? ...
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Find a window in current workspace and apply some action to it

I think this should be really easy for someone who's good at Haskell but I just couldn't figure it out as I'm bad at it. Basically I want to search through the list of windows in the current ...
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Pause video when switching to some other desktop in xmonad

Assume that I am running vlc on desktop 5. I want to pause it when I switch to some other desktop and resume when I switch back to desktop 5. How to achieve this effect in xmonad?
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Xmonad- reload untiled window

Sometimes, for instance, when i have a terminal and firefox open in the same workspace, and then i close the terminal, firefox will not tile properly, that is it won't take up the full screen, it will ...
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How to make per-window keyboard layouts with plain XMonad?

I've been using plain XMonad for some time (not combined with KDE/GNome). Currently, I'm switching between keyboard layouts simply by a key combination globally: [ ((modMask , xK_Scroll_Lock ), ...
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Disable screen turn off

I want to watch a movie with my laptop how I can disable with xmonad that it turn off the screen if vlc or some other app is running is running. Is there some functions what I can used to prevent ...
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Fast application switching in XMonad

I often have several applications open across several workspaces in XMonad. I'd like to be able to switch between them without hunting; specifically, I'd like to be able to type something that ...
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How to activate window titles in xmonad?

I'd like to use a tiling window manager like xmonad. However, I want my windows to have titles. How can I configure xmonad in such a way that my windows always have titles?
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Xmonad - bind key to chain of commands

I'm using the EZConfig module for Xmonad. I would like to bind ModMask s to first move my current focused window to my other screen, then move my focus to my other screen. Using the CycleWS module ...
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Set background image in xmonad

I have just switched from Fluxbox to giving xmonad a go, and I am definitely liking it. However, the one thing I haven't managed to do is to change my desktop background. I am using Ubuntu 8 (uh, ...
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Why scrolling in Unity is faster than in Xmonad?

I noticed that when I use default Ubuntu's Unity, everything scrolls fast and smooth. By "everything" I mean web-browsers and vim in terminal when I browse source code. When I use xmonad it seems to ...
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Ignore monitor hotplugging events using x11 and an AMD card

I have a triple monitor setup (xorg.conf generated with amdcccle: http://pastebin.com/gWSVEyLa) running on Arch Linux with Xmonad as my window manager. Physically, there is an HDTV off to the left, a ...
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google-voice not working outside of gnome

I got google-voice working in ubuntu under Gnome. But for some reason when I log into my WM, Xmonad, google voice doesn't recognize my webcam. Do I need to run some daemon or app along with my WM to ...
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Prevent xfce4-notifyd in Xmonad from taking focus

How to prevent notifyd notifications from taking focus in Xmonad and XFCE?
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xmonad + urxvt issue: text disappears after resizing

I'm using Arch Linux + xmonad + urxvt bundle and trying to resolve the conflict between xmonad and urxvt. Better to explain with shots: Firstly, open the terminal and get some full-length output. ...
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Why does neither topproc nor multicpu work correctly in xmobar?

I get the error "could not execute command topproc" and "autototal% not found" when using the topproc and multicpu commands below. I believe the syntax is correct ( does not work either). What am I ...
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xmonad on debian: how to change screen resolution

I've installed xmonad in a debian vmware vm on osx. In Gnome I changed the screen resolution to 1440/900 using the GUI menu but this change did not affect the resolution I get when I'm logged in with ...
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Start applications on specific workspaces in xmonad

I know how to associate specific applications with specific workspaces using manageHook and composeAll. What I'm looking for is a way to spawn applications on specific workspaces, i.e. a function with ...
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setxkbmap in xmonad problem

Why, when some setxkbmap command have been run, all default xmobar's keyboard bindings have been disabled and unusable? setxkbmap -layout 'ru,us' -option 'grp:caps_toggle' & What's wrong with ...
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Unable to have full-screen in Mac's Xmonad

I installed the newest X11. I run the following command unsuccessfully after sourcing ~/.profile $exec /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc I get a message Screen is terminating and I do not see any ...
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What is wrong in this xmonad configuration?

I have the following configuration on xmonad.hs, I really just want to add xmobar to the spawn pipe, but i dont know whats wrong. This is my config: import XMonad main = do xmproc <- ...
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Dual monitor support in Linux Mint with XMonad window manager?

I'm running Linux Mint 12, and I'd like to configure it to use 2 monitors, each as a separate workspace. Currently the output is mirrored to both screens. In the default window manager, I can set this ...
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How can I configure GIMP 2.8 to be a single window in XMonad?

I'm trying to get GIMP to display as a single window in XMonad. Currently, it's floating strangely in front of every other display and I can't use it. I have tried reading this: ...
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Xmonad focused window border issues with virtualbox/vmware guest additions

I've tested xmonad on ubuntu and archlinux, running either on virtualbox and vmware. After installing guest additions (and the equivalent vmware tools for vmware), the focus border stops working. I ...