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

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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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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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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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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 it? P.S. No Haskell compiler or xlibs.
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Xmonad over xrdp log out don't quit xmonad

When I connect to my server over xrdp I run xmonad as window manager. Now when I hit Shift+ModKey+q xmonad quits and the remote window is closed as well. Next time I log in all programs have been ...
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how to start a second XServer session?

I want to run xmnoad in another TTY. For this purporse, I type startx /usr/bin/xmonad -- :6 vt6 I simply get a black screen. I thought maybe I dont know how to use xmonad. So I did the same with ...
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xmonad overrides some key combinations

Xmonad (on Ubuntu) seems to override some key combinations. For example, C-<space> does nothing in emacs (not even recognized when trying to get help about it: C-h k C-<space>). I checked ...
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Xmonad refuses to recompile

Recently I've installed Xmonad on mint. It works nicely. Then I create an ".xmonad" directory within my home, and a "xmonad.hs" within that ( ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs ). I use the basic example on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...