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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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Automatically detect multiple monitors

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with xmonad. I am not using GNOME. I frequently have a second monitor plugged into my laptop, but I always have to configure the extended display manually. Right now I'm using ...
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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?
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How do I move gnome-panel between monitors without gnome-settings-daemon in xmonad?

I'm running xmonad with gnome-panel, but not gnome-settings-daemon. I start up gnome-panel by spawning in xmonad.hs. How can I (on the command line) get gnome-panel to switch monitors? xmonad.hs: ...
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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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Groups of workspaces in XMonad

I've modified my XMonad config to add additional workspaces, each corresponding to a keyboard key, but I've run out of keys which are easily reachable from the home row finger resting position. Can I ...
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Arch-Linux: xmonad configuration [closed]

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux, but I managed to get my Thinkpad up and running with Xmonad as a window manager. Now I want to configure Xmonad, but I don't know Haskell very well and all xmonad.hs ...
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Please explain what's going on in my XMonad config file

I'm new to XMonad and I'd like to understand what's going on in this config file. It is a working config file, nothing is broken. I understand what each setting does but I don't understand what's ...
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Show application window on workspace on which application was called (dmenu, terminal)

Is there a way to configure xmonad in a such way that it dynamically remembers workspace on which application was called and then shows its windows on this workspace? Using default configuration ...
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xmonad: default workspaces

I'm using xmonad with a dual monitor setup. Here is a stipped down version of my config: import XMonad main = do xmonad $ defaultConfig { workspaces = ["1:db", "2:mail", "3:web", "4:dev", ...
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Xmonad.hs adding scratchpad, Not in scope error

Hey there im having some troubles adding scratchpads to my xmonad config. When im trying to compile the xmonad.hs file i get this: Error detected while loading xmonad configuration ...
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Nicely close windows in xmonad?

Normally if I close Chrome by clicking on the "X" button on the upper right (in window managers other than xmonad, obviously), if I later reopen Chrome then it shows me all my tabs again. However in ...
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Install specific version of X11 for xmonad?

I wanted to compile xmonad from source, so I checked out the code and ran the first command from the README. $ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user --prefix=$HOME Configuring xmonad-0.12... ...
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Making XMonad redetect two monitors

I accidentally pressed Meta-Q and xmonad restarted. Now, it has mirrored the same thing on both of my monitors. How do I get it go back to treating them as two separate screens? Things I have ...
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Xmonad seems like a (physically) painful experience

I've been using Xmonad for several hours after hearing recommendations from several people. Currently my configuration is very basic. I mapped the modifier key to the "windows key" as suggested in ...
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Xmonad: some apps do not start in workspace which I defined in config

This is part of my config of xmonad in ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs myWorkspaces :: [String] myWorkspaces = clickable . (map dzenEscape) $ ["web","doc","ssh","devel","chat","temp"] ...
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XMonad MouseResizableTile automatic pane rebalancing

How can I automatically update the number of windows in the master pane to be the same as or close to the number of windows in the slave pane, while still supporting the default mod-, and mod-. keys? ...
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Launchy: Hot keys won't work in xmonad

OS:Arch Linux Tiling manager: xmonad with unagi I installed the package launchy and I managed to set the hot key to CTRL+ALT+Z (it's the only program that uses this hotkey). However nothing, happens ...
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wine in Xmonad is not tiling

I'm using Wine application in Xmonad. But it is not tiling like other applications. Can this be configured, that Wine will tile like other applications?
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Remapping keys for workspaces in Xmonad

Xmonad uses 1) Mod+2 for switching to workspace 2 2) Mod+Shift+2 for moving window to workspace 2 How would you remap 1) to Mod+k and 2) to Mod+Shift+k in ~/xmonad/xmonad.hs?
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Xmonad doesn't change workspace

I have just installed xmonad. I logged in, press alt+shift+enter, and got a xterm. (Pressed again to see windows tiling.) Typed in man xmonad, read, press alt j,k to switch between windows, ok, then ...
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Smooth font rendering with xmonad in linux mint

I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering. Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session xmonad with Gnome, fonts ...
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how to stretch mplayer to both monitors (fullscreen) in a xinerama setup

I am using the window manager Xmonad and have two monitors in a Xinerama setup. I want to display videos with mplayer fullscreen across the two monitors. But, by default, I want mplayer to be a tiled ...
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Run XMonad's startup hook only on initial startup

I have the following startupHook in my xmonad.hs , startupHook = spawn "~/.xmonad/autostart" I am starting many apps and daemons in this script and it is written to run only once on startup. But ...
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Most minimalistic way to switch users in X session

If I want a minimalistic login I can use something like this in my .zprofile: if [ $(tty) = "/dev/tty1" ]; then startx fi However doing this way I cannot switch users on the fly anymore. I.e. lock ...
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How do I enable a three column layout in XMonad?

I'm a Haskell and XMonad beginner. I'm trying to set up my tiling layout to allow three side by side columns (so that I can have three simultaneous tall and thin Vim instances for coding, per ...
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Open application on custom desktop in xmonad

Suppose I call shell-command from emacs for example (shell-command "evince"). Is it possible to move the application (in the present example evince) started this way automatically to desktop 5 in ...
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Run a different window manager in a specific workspace in XMonad

I usually use XMonad as window manager. When playing around with GUI programming I sometimes just want to see how the windows would look under Compiz for example. So is it possible to run another ...
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How do I get rid of the small nub in the bottom right corner of my terminal?

I'm setting up XMonad within Linux Mint, and I've been able to remove the menubar and the scrollbar from my terminal windows, but I can't get rid of the small resizing nub in the bottom right corner. ...
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Nonblinking cursor in xmonad

I'm trying to get a nonblinking cursor in gnome-terminal. In gnome I used gconftool-2 -s /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink_mode -t string off do accomplish this. How can i stop the ...
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Startup programs on virtual desktops

I'm now using .xsession to run my terminal/browser while xmonad is starting. What i'd want to be able to do is to start different programs on different virtual desktops in xmonad (eg browser on ...
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Xmonad and X Window System

I installed X Window System (xinit) and xmonad only, without installing a desktop environment. The problem is that the configuration file ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs does not apply after starting. I ...
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Does a terminal multiplexer have any benefit when used with a tiling window manager?

Both terminal multiplexers (screen, tmux) and keyboard-driven tiling window managers (ratpoison, dwm, xmonad) provide similar functionality. Is there any benefit in using both at the same time? What ...
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Use WINDOWS key instead of ALT key in xmonad

I use xmonad + emacs. Both use ALT key heavily. So there are conflicts sometimes. My keyboard has WINDOWS key on it. I would like xmonad to use that key instead of ALT. My current ...
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Insufficient privileges in NetworkManager with xmonad

I have problem with Network Manager in xmonad. Let's say I want to connect to a new wireless network. When I try to do so, error is displayed, saying: "insufficient privileges". But when I try do do ...
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Toggle border with key combination in xmonad

How can I define a key combination which toggles between my default borderwidth (for example 2) and disabled borders (borderwidth=0) in xmonad. Compare this related question: Change the red border ...
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Dragging and resizing floating windows in xmonad without the modkey

In my .xmonad/xmonad.hs file, I have the following lines, which control howto drag and resize windows. How can I change this, such that I don't need any mod key? myMouseBindings (XConfig ...
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Xmonad is not changing layouts

You can change layouts in Xmonad with mod+space or switch windows (in fullscreen) with mod+tab. I encounter everyday the problem that these bindings stop working (I don't know what causes it). I'm ...
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How can I change the behavior of hotkeys in xmonad if the program is running?

I'm using a few key mappings in my xmonad.hs configuration file: ... , modMask = mod4Mask -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key ... [ ((controlMask, xK_Print), spawn "sleep 0.2; scrot -s") , ...
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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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Save sessions to file in xmonad

Is it possible to save an xmonad session to a file and reload it on the fly? I don't want to save only the last session but to be able to save different sessions to different files and reload it if I ...
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Change the red border between windows in xmonad

Is it possible to set somewhere in configuration the color of the border between windows from red to black or remove the border completely?
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Mplayer in fullscreen in xmonad

Is it possible to run mplayer in fullscreen in xmonad? When I use the -fullscreen switch or f command it does nothing.