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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Prevent xfce4-notifyd in Xmonad from taking focus

How to prevent notifyd notifications from taking focus in Xmonad and XFCE?
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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 + 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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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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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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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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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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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 + 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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 ...