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

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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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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 ...
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how to make xmonad use two mod keys

I find lots of examples on how to set the mod key in xmonad, but how do I add a second mod key?
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Chrome in Xmonad - Mouse Unresponsive

I have Xmonad installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When using google Chrome, sometimes the mouse becomes unresponsive (only inside chrome). The problem goes like this: I have several tabs open Click with the ...
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What XMonad Configuration Best Replicates Default Ion3 Behavior and Feature Set?

Not being very familiar with Haskell and lamenting that Ion 3 is now abandonware, I am curious if anyone out there has found a way of replicating the default Ion 3 behavior and aesthetics in XMonad. ...
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Xmonad on windows laptop [closed]

I'm a Linux developer in the market for a laptop. 90% of my time is spent in Emacs, the terminal, and Google Chrome, and I want to use them within the excellent Xmonad tiling windows manager. Given ...
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xmonad: how to use clock applet to display time

I am using xmonad / haskell. when I start nm-applet for wifi, I have a small icon on the top lef then displays wifi reception. Next to it I would like to to have a CLOCK / time display. is there a ...
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Xmonad idle lock after X minutes

Using Ubuntu 10.10. I use XMonad window manager as primary. I have CommandKey+S mapped to a bash file that shows a screensaver and locks, and puts the PC to sleep (on resume I have to enter password). ...
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Xmonad - Force application to open in specific size?

If I open Pidgin, I'd like it to open on a specific workspace but also at a specific size. Currently when I open it, it will take up have the screen next to my web browser. Is there a way to make it ...
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Open chromium/chrome with native borders only sometimes?

I use chromium on my laptop where I (mostly) use xmonad as my window manager. With this the "compact border" option is next to useless and wastes space, so I don't want it. But when I use a ...
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Possible to install Xmonad on Ubuntu separate from Gnome?

I just downloaded Xmonad from the repository on my Ubuntu 10.04 box, but when I log out and try to log back in using Xmonad instead Gnome, it doesn't work. I just get the login screen background ...
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What config affects the keyboard when I'm using xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with xmonad. How do I configure repeat speed and delay of the keyboard? Is there a graphical tool or I'll have to edit some config file?
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Create new Gnome session profile with xmonad as window manager?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 using the "Ubuntu Classic" session at login (Gnome 2). I recently tried xmonad as the window manager for the Gnome session, and I like it when my laptop is plugged to ...
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Tri-head linux system with Xmonad: is it possible to have HW acceleration

What means there exists to have three monitors, all controlled by Xmonad and have hardware 3D acceleration as well? I had the pleasure of using three monitors earlier this year, and while Xmonad and ...
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Changing languages rapidly causes Linux to crash

So I'm running Xmonad on my college computer (which runs Kubuntu) and whenever I leave my desk, instead of using x-screensaver which is incredibly buggy and slow, I just change to another workstation, ...
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Why does not one of my Xmonad managehooks show any effect?

Here is my config: https://gist.github.com/378fd12feaf94127393b No matter what actions I define for windows with a specified class, they are never applied.
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xmonad hotkey to span monitors

I can make a window span all three monitors by floating it and dragging it across with the mouse. It would be nice to add a keybinding to do this.
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Cleanly respawning xmobar when reload xmonad

This is just a small annoyance, but I've made the XMonad configuration file load xmobar using this code: xmproc <- spawnPipe "/use/bin/xmobar ~/.xmobarrc" It works well, but it spawn a new ...
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Override xmonad Fade inactive for a window

I use Xmonad-contrib's Fade Inactive and xcompmgr to make the unfocused windows transparent. Occasionally, I'd like to have a inactive window fully opaque such as when I'm watching a video. Does ...
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how to make xmonad ignore the right alt key in Ubuntu

How can I get xmonad to match the left alt key and not the right alt key? Ubuntu binds these both to mod1 in xmodmap.
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How can I set my Caps Lock key to toggle Fullscreen mode in Xmonad?

I'm using xmonad with the following layouts: globalLayout = avoidStruts (tiled ||| Mirror tiled ||| Full ||| threeColMid ||| combine) ||| Full and I have set my mod + space key to switch between ...
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How to define a shortcut to show desktop in XMonad?

I am using XMonad in a Gnome environment. How do I define a shortcut to minimize all windows and show the desktop?
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Can I make the xmonad mod key be ctrl-alt?

Both alt and ctrl are individually used for lots of things, and my current keyboard doesn't have a Windows key. Can I make the xmonad mod key be ctrl-alt instead of just one key? (For example, ...
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Practical tips when transitioning to xmonad?

I like the idea and concept of xmonad, however I still keep going back to gnome after an hour or so. This feels like when I first tried to learn vim, but I've gotten past the learning curve point and ...
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How can I give names to virtual desktops in xmonad?

I would like the name of a virtual desktop to be displayed when I switch to that desktop.
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Making fullscreen windows not tiled in xmonad + KDE

I understand, that I need to add something like: composeOne [ isFullscreen -?> doFullFloat ] to my ManageHook. At least according to this page. But I'm not really sure where to add it in my ...