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

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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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Xmonad mouse drag to move window

I want to be able to swap windows around by clicking the title bar of the window and dragging onto another window mon any monitor. I am currently using XMonad.Layout.NoFrillsDecoration, though I am ...
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I keep getting this error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.LimitsExceeded:

I keep getting error Error: Could not create NMClient object: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.LimitsExceeded: The maximum number of active connections for UID 1000 has been reached. when ...
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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 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 ...