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

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How to start a script after login using gdm?

I am using arch linux with xmonad, and I login using gdm, but to make xmonad work properly I have to run a script directly after login (actually I want to run .xinitrc after login using gdm to set ...
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Config ibus on terminal

I installed ibus on an Arch xmonad system. How do I configure terminal to type with the VNI method? I don't want to install xfce4-panel.
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Visible portions of windows not redrawn in some applications

Some applications are not updating of their windows, except when the window is made visible again after having been on a hidden virtual workspace. Clicking on menus results in the opened menu being ...
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handling multiple window managers, multiple .xsessionrc files?

I have just installed xmonad on my laptop with Debian jessie, and like it so far... I have previously used the default gnome-shell desktop (/window?) -manager, and still want to keep it 100% intact ...
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xmobar does not appear on top of window stack when xmonad starts

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour of xmobar right after i enter xmonad. When i xmonad (from .xinitrc, i use XDM) my xmobar appears but it is not either at the top or bottom of the window stack. ...
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Gnome with Xmonad crashes on login

I recently discovered Xmonad, and installed it on all of my computers; however, on my desktop computer, vanilla xmonad has mirrored screens and poor resolution. The 'gnome with xmonad' desktop ...
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XMonad Layout for portrait monitor

My monitor arrangement includes two 27" monitors in profile orientation. The Tall layout (the default layout for XMonad) is a pretty poor choice for my monitor setup, but after looking through the ...
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Xmonad: Catch all keyboard shortcut

I'm using Xmonad and I have a quite long list of custom keyboard short cuts defined in my config. I would like to add something like a catch all at the bottom of the config which locks my screen if ...
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How to change desktop wallpaper from terminal?

I want to change the wallpaper of xmonad from the command line. How can I do this?
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Record screencast on nonactive workspace

Is it possible to make a screencast (for example of a streaming video) on a nonactive workspace? I usually use simplescreenrecorder for screencasts and xmonad as window manager, but the solution ...
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How to access numpad keys in XMonad?

I want to map some programs to the ten numbers of the numpad, which should start when I press mod4Mask + a number. I know that ordinary numbers are accessed with xK_1, xK_2,... but what about the ...
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How to float a window which has WM_NAME but no WM_CLASS

Configuration Debian Linux 8.2, 64bit, Xmonad 0.11 When it started I recently upgraded my system (to debian8), so I had to make some adjustments to my xmonad.hs configuration - namely changing ...
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Get filename of focused window in xmonad

I want to create a script and bind it to a keyboard shortcut which let's me do the following: If the focused program displays a .pdf file (for example evince or okular): Get the filename, search in ...
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Can Xmonad treat left and right alt differently?

I have an application that utilizes ALT_R+ENTER to perform a function. When using this application in Xmonad, the combination Mod1+ENTER triggers the function "swap the current window with the master ...
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Autostart under random WM?

I'm a long-time DE user, however there are some circumstances under which I prefer to use different tiling-based WMs instead of GNOME or KDE (I use GNOME mostly for last year or so). I have a ...
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In xmonad, how can I promote the next window in the stack to the master window?

I often find myself pressing Mod-Tab and then Mod-Enter to switch focus to the next window in the stack and move it to the master window. Is there possibly a keyboard shortcut that accomplishes this ...
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How to install Pandoc on ArchLinux

Does anyone have suggestions about how to install pandoc on Arch? I am trying to install pandoc-static from here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pandoc-static/, although it appears to be ...
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invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 error whenever computer falls asleep

Whenever my laptop falls asleep and is woken up (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 3), certain applications will no longer run. For example, when trying to launch dmenu or google-chrome-stable (XMonad ...
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Run a command when logging in with xmonad

I have a simple script that I want to run every time x starts up. #! /bin/sh /home/kevin/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd & I have run chmod 755 on it, so it's fully executable. And it just will. not. ...
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Getting xmonad to show name of current workspace in xmobar

New to xmonad/xmobar/haskell, trying to get the name of the current workspace to show up in xmobar. So far I have this xmonad.hs: module Main where import XMonad import XMonad.Hooks.SetWMName ...
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Display network name in xmobar

I was wondering if there is a way to display the currently connected WiFi and/or ethernet network name in xmobar.
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?...
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How do I bind XF86XK_AudioMicMute to an action in XMonad? [closed]

I am toying with switching back to XMonad from dwm, but one of the issues I ran into during my last stint with XMonad was that my micmute key (my keyboard has one), did not work since XMonad's ...
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Invalid MIT-Magic-Cookie on own machine with each new wifi connection

I only recently dug into this issue enough to roughly understand the problem as one relating to the fact that X11 functions around connecting to a display 'server' of sorts. Which leads to my problem ...
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XMobar-friendly low-battery warning?

I'm in the process of setting up a laptop running Debian Jesse with xmonad as the display manager. I use xmobar to display information about the current state of the system, including the battery ...
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Integrate correctly xmonad with 3.14.0

I recently installed Debian 8 (amd64). And I successfully installed xmonad. When I log in with it: I have several problems like screen positions, sound missing. But when I log with gnome I have no ...
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impossible to install xmonad-contrib using cabal

I'm trying to recompile my xMonad configuration. I know I have to install the ghc packages xmonad and xmonad-contrib. To do this I installed a lot a debian packages including : ghc cabal-install ...
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Can you assign arbitrary keybindings in xmonad?

I know how to set up keybindings where you have to hold down one of the keys of type KeyMask. Which are: Alts, Ctrls, Windowskeys. Also, giving 0 as the KeyMask can be used to define single-key ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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dzen2 how to detect actual resolution and number of monitors

I use dzen2 with xmonad like this on my laptop: h <- spawnPipe "dzen2 -fn fixed -x 0 -y 800 -h 21 -w 1280 -ta l -fg '#ffffff' -bg '#663300' -e ''" However there are some problems with it. If ...
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XMonad gaps in fullscreen

I am trying to set up XMonad so that multiple windows have gaps between them. The relevant part of my config file is as follows import XMonad.Layout.Spacing followed later by myLayout = tiled ||| ...
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Lost sound with xmonad

I downloaded this config to set up xmonad. Hit volume up, down, works fine. Hit the volume mute hotkey, sound's gone. All good. Hit the mute key again, sound's still off. Hit volume up, nothing. ...
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Not able to tile floating windows in xmonad

I am using xmonad.hs from https://github.com/escaped/xmonad-config. I dont see that the binding for super-t( flattens window back to tiling layer ) has been changed anywhere but when I use super-t I ...
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Method to convert simultaneous key chord / letter key combo into another key?

I'm looking for a method to make simultaneous key presses trigger another, e.g. for the keys W, E, F, pressed simultaneously, to trigger another key press, say, Ctrl+Alt+Esc. My ultimate goal (in ...
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How to autohide stalonetray?

I'm using stalonetray to hold nm-applet. Is there a way to hide it after a wifi network is selected? Or maybe with key bindings? (ubuntu + xmonad)
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How to start nm-applet in xmonad?

I failed to run the nm-applet command, here is the error message: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" (nm-applet:25799): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:8:18: Not ...
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xmobar doesn't appear

I installed xmonbar and try to launch it. xmonbar & I got Stopped. I don't know what's wrong. Here is my .xmobarrc Config { font = "-misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" , borderColor = "...
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How to change dmenu's font size in xmonad?

I just start to use xmonad window manager. It is wonderful. I tried to modify some configurations to get it work more suitable for me. My question is: How to make a keyboard shortcut for commonly ...
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Unable to restart xmonad on archlinux

xmonad --restart used to work but it doesn't anymore and it's not a prevalent issue so I think it's probably a problem on my side. I have pasted the output of strace xmonad --restart below. I am quite ...
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any way to get rotation cube on xmonad/i3

I really like xmonad and I used to it on my arch station. But recently I remembered no clue why out of fashion rotating cube animation effect, that was available with compiz (or kwin, but I don't like ...
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Need to know how to start some GUI programs from terminal to use XMoand

I'm training myself to use XMONAD or something of the sort, but in order to do that, I need to know, from terminal, how to open the following programs: Bluefish Editor Settings (I'm using Ubuntu but ...
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Opening Nautilus without --no-desktop, on Xmonad on top of Ubuntu, what happens?

I have a standard Ubuntu install with an Xmonad install on top of it [1]. Now, when I run nautilus from the command line a view unexpected things happen. While Nautilus does appear, there is now also ...
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.xsession and .xinitrc not executed at login

This is the content of my ~/.xsession: #!/bin/bash # Tray for skype, keyboard layout, ... trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true --expand true --width 10 --...
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Audio output port option in `pavucontrol` doesn't change automatically when headphone is plugged in

My laptop is DELL Latitude D600 (very old model, I don't know if this is related). I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with xmonad. This problem is weird. In pavucontrol, under "Output Devices" tab, there is a "...
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Populate an entire pre-configured workspace in i3wm

Is it possible with I3Wm to populate an entire workspace with determined size, position and commands for each window? I know I can do i3-msg "exec xterm -e 'ls; bash'" to create a new window, but I ...
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XMonad not launching xmobar

For some reason, my xmonad config won't launch xmobar, but it doesn't throw any errors, and the command xmobar launches it fine. Here is my xmobar.hs import XMonad import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Password dialogs block keybindings

I am using XMonad 0.11, but this might be unrelated. I am using evolution 3.12.2 and this is related but the problem might be more general. After research it appears that the window in question is ...
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How to change modMask in Xmonad when specific window is focused, or on specific workspace?

I am using left Alt as my primary modkey, but for certain application I would like to use Alt+keys as my bindings, and for that specific application I want left winkey to be my modkey. It seems that ...
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Configure xmobar to show workspaces

What should my xmonad.hs file look like to correctly give workspace info to xmobar?