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

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xmonad same application is appearing on both monitors

I started using xmonad on an Ubuntu box with two monitors attached. When I start xmonad the same layout is duplicated on both monitors. For example: if I have a layout where Chrome and emacs are tiled ...
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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 can I set mouse as left handed on xmonad?

I had the mouse buttons inverted on Gnome, and I wanted to do the same on xmonad but I don't know how to do it. Does anyone knows what is the adequate configuration?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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install xmonad with no priveledges

I would like to install and use Xmonad on a RHEL box to which I only have access my home directory and the usual unprivileged access. how can I install this? ps: no heskell compiler or xlibs.
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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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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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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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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 ...