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

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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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Using Windows + L in xmonad

We currently have xmonad set up to use the Windows key as the mod key. We connect to machines through mstsc, and we use xrdp on the remote end. On the windows side we set DisableLockWorkstation in ...
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Xmobar, icons and background not showing when launching from xmobar

I have made a little program which allows me to turn off, log out, etc with the mouse. It is a little pop-up-window which is run when I press an icon in xmobar. The progam is written in c with gtk+ 3 ...
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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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Need to rebuild xmobar every time I restart

I am running xmobar together with xmonad on arch linux (I have installed the xmobar-alsa version from the AUR). I often have my laptop running without rebooting. However, if I try to restart xmobar or ...
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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 w Xmonad - how to avoid id?

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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Renaming workspaces interactively using DynamicWorkspaces does not work

I have been trying to find a way to rename workspaces while working. I'm currently using up to 4 workspaces at the time and I would like to assign the workspaces new names as needed. I came across ...
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Make Xmonad deal with shift levels in a more standard way

Summary: I want Xmonad to register keypresses like Mod-Shift-k as Mod-K. In other words, I don’t want the shift key to be registered similarly to how the Mod key is registered. (I use Super as the ...
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Wine Crashes XMonad

I've set up xmonad on arch, but when I start an .exe file through wine, xmonad stops responding (I can still type and interact with the application, but not switch windows, open dmenu, etc.). I've ...
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Keep same width of middle column in ThreeColMid layout in xmonad

For my large screen I want to have one window in the middle of the screen and the other (slave) windows on the side of it, like in https://hackage.haskell.org/package/xmonad-contrib-0.13/docs/XMonad-...
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Xmonad starting on screen other than 1

Recently Xmonad has started placing me on workspace #3 when it starts up. I'll often get caught off guard by this because I'll go to #2 to do something and when I switch back to #1 nothing is there. ...
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In xmonad, how can I bind a keyboard shortcut to focus a specific application?

E.g. I want to bind Mod+Shift+m to bring me to the window whose className is "Emacs", so I can instantly switch to that application regardless which workspace I'm in and which window I'm focusing.
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How to rotate window in X11

Is it possible to rotate a single window in X11? I tried to use Xephyr but I run into bug 100458. I use XMonad as WM if that helps.
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How to recursively downgrade a package and its dependencies in Arch

I need to downgrade xmonad because after the latest upgrade it crashes when I run a specific program (fldigi specifically). Contrary to question How do you downgrade multiple packages in arch linux?, ...
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Xmonad defaults deprecation: what is the future proof configuration?

This may be borderline between here an SO since a lot of the question is about haskell programming. Yet, in the end, it is a configuration issue. Background and research Since 0.12 Xmonad throws ...
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System shutdown directly from Xmonad - SLiM display manager

I just installed Nixos and Xmonad on top of X11 (in VirtualBox). I can't find a command to trigger the shutdown from within the GUI. When I quit Xmonad I'm facing the graphical login, without any ...
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Xmonad with fn keys get to work

I am using xmonad and am almost new to it. I installed it on my Lenovo Y700-14ISK with Ubuntu 16.04. I am using gnome-panel with xmonad. How can I make my fn combination keys like changing volume or ...
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XMonad doesn't clear screen on change of workspace

If I change from workspace 1, which holds a window, to workspace 2, which does not, the window from workspace 1 will remain on the screen. Opening a new window in workspace 2 fixes the problem. It ...
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Fullscreen works in Chrome but not in Firefox in XMonad

I have searched for people in similar situations, but mostly found out about people who could not make Chrome go fullscreen, but for whom Firefox would. In my case, I can only get fullscreen to work ...
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Fullscreen not working in xmonad

I am using Arch Linux (4.7.5-1-ARCH) with xmonad (xmonad 0.12) window manager. I am new to xmonad and I am still learning it. I have not done much modifications so my xmonad.hs is minimal. import ...
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xmonad: control timing between sequential keybindings

Is there a way to do this? I mean, suppose I have a keybinding such as <Super> f f. Then to make it work I have to type the keys (<Super> f f), but not too fast. It seems if I type <...
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In Gnome is it possible to Invoke the network manager tool from the command line?

Note: I was sent here by Stack Overflow. I have a workstation using xmonad + Gnome + Mate on Linux Mint. The Gnome setup I have comes with a network management applet in the tray, however when I ...
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No Audio in Arch Linux (xmonad)

I am using Arch Linux with xmonad Window Manager. I have installed alsa-utils and As per my knowledge , alsa drivers should installed by default. But when I try open any media file with cvlc, I get ...
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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 ...