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

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How can I copy a Window to a DynamicProject WorkSpace?

I know how I can copy a window to a workspace with -- mod-control-shift-[1..9] @@ Copy client to workspace N , but how is this done with DynamicProjects?;)
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Compositor for RHEL7?

I have Xmonad window manager installed on a RHEL 7.9 machine. The issue is I cannot seem to set the transparency for my terminal windows. From the little previous experience I have with this, I ...
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Why xmonad does not see any application included in users $PATH variable?

I have recently installed MX Linux on my laptop XFCE ahs version. Along that I have installed xmonad. The problem is xmonad does not see any scripts or application that are included in my $PATH ...
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tmux 1 session accessed by multiple terminals, each with a different visual state

I use a tiling window manager and someimtes have 6 or 7 shells open at once. Locally, I use tmux purely as a multiplexer because my preferred terminal does not have one (which I like). I would like ...
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How can I enable xmonad window manager with xrdp? (ubuntu 22.04)

On ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME desktop. I installed xmonad as a window manager. When I connect to my pc with xrdp, the xmonad does not "load" only the gnome. How can I use xmonad with xrdp?
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Open tex file corresponding to an opened pdf file

Suppose I have opened a pdf file (say /path/to/my/file.pdf generated from LaTeX) in evince and want to open the corresponding LaTeX source file (/path/to/my/file.tex) in my emacs editor, I click on ...
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How to configure xmonad to respect the sticky (_NET_WM_STATE_STICKY) and floating (_NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE) window tags

An xprop call on such a window reveals these two flags in its _NET_WM_STATE property: WM_STATE(WM_STATE): window state: Normal icon window: 0x0 _NET_WM_STATE(ATOM) = ...
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Add XMonad to SDDM

I have installed arch and KDE. Now I want to test XMonad : I build XMonad with Stack (because for some import I need the source) I create the desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions/ with the right ...
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How to remove borders from all full screen floating windows in XMonad

I've been trying to achieve this for some time now. But can't figure it out how can I do this. On this topic I've found this video that explains very well exactly what I want to achieve but I can't ...
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How can I always spawn mpv with no borders in Xmonad?

I'm having an issue with mpv because of the xmonad borders and I'd like to be able to always start mpv, floating, with no borders at all, and also to keep the functionality of mpv keybindings as is by ...
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Stalonetray suddenly appears on wrong monitor

I have had some (limited) success using stalonetray to show simple tray icons for apps like Discord/Teams Today, all of a sudden I noticed that stalonetray started appearing on my secondary monitor ...
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How to customise the appearance of notify-send?

I am running linux mint and use the notify-send command for various purposes, and of course also receive notifications from regular applications e.g. discord or MS Teams When using Cinnamon DE, they ...
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Toggle fullscreen in Xmonad?

I'm new around Xmonad WM and haskell is completely new to me, so be patient. Running the almost stock ArcoLinux Xmonad. I'm trying to setup Xmonad WM to be able to go full screen at anytime and in all ...
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Video artifacts on xmonad

I suddenly started getting this type of artifacts while using xmonad. The pattern changes and often disappears after some mouse movements. I didn't do any video-related updates, nor xmonad updates. ...
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XMonad crops dialog windows and their buttons - how to fix this?

For example, when I try to download something, I get the following: the top of a dialog window: the bottom where the buttons are cropped:
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Conky text padding with dzen2

I have the exact same issue as Creating Conky text variables with zero padding? for displaying network speed. Except that I'm piping conky to dzen2. It seems lua_parse is not working within that setup....
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Send fullscreen message to multiple firefox windows in xmonad

Consider multiple opened firefox windows in a tiled view in xmonad. How can I make all windows "fullscreen" (inside its tile) (i.e. equivalent to going to the tile and pressing f11) at once?
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Cyrillics in xmonad over Arch

Setup: $ cat /root/xmonad.hs import XMonad import XMonad.Config.Desktop main = xmonad desktopConfig { terminal = "xterm" , modMask = mod4Mask } $ cat ~/.profile TZ='Europe/...
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Does XMonad has screen sleep?

My story is a bit long. I have a Linux Mint Tricia. It comes with Cinnamon, after a while, I started using XFCE and removed Cinnamon. After a while, I installed GNOME and removed XFCE and now I ...
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Nixos how to configure custom desktop session?

After setting up a new Nixos installation, upon logging into the lightdm greeter I got an error of Failed to start session. I've installed a custom xmonad executable, and I'm NOT using the default one....
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Error compiling xmonad.hs

I was trying to make different workspace have different layout, I found this module - https://hackage.haskell.org/package/xmonad-contrib-0.15/docs/XMonad-Layout-PerWorkspace.html I imported XMonad....
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How to debug XMonad.Layout.NoBorders.smartBorders not working?

Since resetting my xorg.conf to use a second monitor, XMonad.Layout.NoBorders.smartBorders no longer works: Even if there is only one window open on either monitor, and no docks, the main window still ...
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Jumping back and forth in XMonad window history

It's possible to use XMonad.Actions.GroupNavigation as explained at https://hackage.haskell.org/package/xmonad-contrib-0.16/docs/XMonad-Actions-GroupNavigation.html to bind a key to the previously ...
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How can I get lightdm to start xmonad?

I've been running nixos with xmonad and using startx to start the xserver. However I decided I would like to have a greeter. I first tried sddm by disabling startx and enabling sddm services....
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Change Key's Function If Held (Tab>Super;Apostrophe>CTRL)

I'd really love tab and apostrophe to work as they are supposed to, but then change to Super and Ctrl respectively when held. If I can figure out how to do this, I'm gonna be doing it all over my ...
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Xmonad how to take screenshots

I get the following error when I run gnome-screenshot ** Message: 11:08:24.901: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. Also tried PrtScrn, Ctrl+PrtScrn ...
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Error when using xmonad on Debian Buster after distribution upgrade

Upgrading Debian from stretch to buster, and I've had troubles starting xmonad. What doesn't work I previously started from the login manager, but now either with gdm3 or lightdm, I get thrown out ...
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Finding the name of a window

I tried to find the name of the xev window, so that I can make xmonad float it, but xprop returned _NET_WM_DESKTOP(CARDINAL) = 0 WM_STATE(WM_STATE): window state: Normal icon window: ...
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No sound with debian, xmonad and pulseaudio

I am using debian 9 with xmonad, and one time after rebooting -- no sound. When I run speaker-test && pavucontrol, I see that the sound is output to the built-in speakers, but I can't hear ...
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ls don't display correct color with bold in xterm [closed]

I use xmonad with xterm, seeing picture below. It displays color in xterm but ls cannot display correct color with bold font. What is showing now: My Xresources is a copy of solarized/xresources. ...
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X is joining my two monitors into one big screen with Xmonad - how to avoid it?

When I use i3 or Gnome, each monitor gets a workspace/desktop, but under XMonad my laptop screen and the external monitor get joined as one big screen (as show by xdpyinfo) How can I configure X to ...
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Xmonad with two screens - how to get i3-like behavior?

I am trying to use XMonad with two screens. Each workspace spreads over the two screens, but I would like to have workspaces per screen, like in i3. How can I configure XMonad to behave like i3?
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Getting current workspace name as a string in xmonad

I want to get the currently active tag in xmonad as a string. I've imported the stackset with import qualified XMonad.StackSet as W I can get get the tag of the currently focused workspace with W....
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Alternative key-binding mode in X-Monad

In X-Monad, can I define an alternative set of key bindings for when a certain window is active?
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XKB: Hyper_L and Hyper_R

I'm running XMonad as my WM and I've been very inspired by this Youtube video. In short, what I'd like to achieve is having my right \ key when pressed continually, act as a Hyper_R and the left Tab ...
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Ubuntu with Xmonad - How to run programs on startup

I'm using Ubuntu Mate with XMonad. I can't seem to understand how to run something at startup after the login. I want some programs like Firefox to run when I login to my desktop. Now let's say I ...
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Sending mod key over VNC

I'm running dwm on my local machine and I'm trying to control a machine running xmonad over VNC. They both use the same mod key because they're both my machines. How can I send the mod key to the ...
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XMonad error: xmonad-x86_64-openbsd: executeFile: Permission Denied

I'm running openbsd-6.3 with xmonad-0.13, I've tried using chmod -R +x on the .xmonad directory but when I use startx I get the error in the title. The xmonad.hs file also compiles with no warnings, ...
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System Tray Icons on Xmonad - Xmobar Or any other minimal status bar

I am using slack desktop client on my Arch Linux. I am using Xmonad Window manager along with the Xmobar status bar. On other Desktop environments, for example XFCE, the Slack Desktop client shows a ...
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.xsession exec not recognise $HOME or arguments?

The basic scenario is that I'm sharing my dot files across multiple machines and want to have my session definitons synced as well. Since I use different laptops and monitors with significantly ...
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Rendering window border on a specific side in XMonad

XMobar allows configuring border position, as well as width: { border = BottomB , borderColor = "#4F5B66" , borderWidth = 1 } I'm hoping to do the same in XMonad, but it seems borders are only ...
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How can I open an application and move it to a specific window stack position with XMonad?

Is there anyway I can make all new applications open in a specific window position? What I am trying to achieve is open emacs and move it to the master Window, however I only what this action ...
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Navigate to previously focused window in xmonad

Is there any module that supports this functionality? If not - does anyone know how to implement this?
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XMonad: layout with n columns

I'm looking for an XMonad layout which allows to add and remove columns. As an example: +-----+-----+ | | 2 | | 1 +-----+ | | 3 | +-----+-----+ By adding a new column, the windows ...
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How to remove the bottom edges and sides of the Xmonad windows, left the upper one?

I'm new to Xmonad and I want to customize the layout of the windows, I did not find anything to take as an example of how to edit the windows, so far I can change the color and width of the border. ...
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xmonad startup hook for focusOnMouseMove not working

I am trying to give focus to a window whenever the cursor moves on it. Use case: window A focused by the cursor user moves focus with the keyboard user moves the mouse and expects the window below ...
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Assigning output number to X output

I am trying to manually assign an output index to my X output (monitor). xrandr does that for output 0, with the option --primary, what I am missing is an option --secondary. Background: I'm happy ...
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Remapping keys for physical screens in xmonad

I have a setup with a laptop at the left and two monitors with different resolution at the center and on the right. arandr correctly shows the relative locations too. However, Mod+w switches to the ...
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Query current input method in fcitx [for xmobar]

I have been working on getting a new Debian (Stretch) install working satisfactorily on my new computer (Lenovo X270), including setting up xmonad/xmobar. Since I am studying Japanese, I wanted to set ...
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Command to open application dashboard?

I'm using KDE 5 with xmonad. I'm trying to map mod+shift+p to open the Application Dashboard (full-screen application launcher), but I can't figure out how I would launch it with a command.
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