Archive for February, 2009

Sometimes people wonder how a very window-heavy/interactive app like gimp will work under a tiling window manager. The answer is: just fine. In xmonad, at least, the default rule is to float gimp into the floating layer, with optional tiling as you need it. Here’s a quick demo of using gimp under xmonad, so you […]


A great post on the why you would want to use xmonad from Jesse Andrews: Getting Tiled with XMonad. A choice quote: XMonad has defeated all other desktop environments Enjoy!


A new xmonad layout has been added to xmonad-contrib, by Luis Cabellos. The “cross layout” has a main window in the center of the screen and the rest on the sides of main window, as a cross configuration. It’s similar layout to Circle, but in Cross the focused window always is on top and in […]


XMonad.Actions.CycleWindows by Wirt Wolff Provides bindings to cycle windows up or down on the current workspace stack while maintaining focus in place. Bindings are available to: Cycle nearby or nth windows into the focused frame Cycle a window halfway around the stack Cycle windows through the focused position. Cycle unfocused windows. These bindings are especially […]


Matthew Jones has written a 6 month review of xmonad, XMonad: A tiling window manager written in Haskell. Some choice quotes: I’ve been using xmonad for the last 6 months and it is simply beautiful. Another thing that impresses me is how well it handles multiple displays and multiple desktops. .. the way that xmonad […]


One issue that was irritating xmonad users for a while is that if you launch an application which takes some time to load (say, firefox or eclipse) and go to another workspace, program’s windows appears on the workspace you currently are on, not on the workspace the application was launched on. Eventually, solution is found […]


A new xmonad layout has been committed to the xmonad-contrib repository, courtesy Norbert Zeh. Here’s how he describes it: After using GridVariants.TallGrid for a while, I got fed up with the fact that the meaning of columns and rows get exchanged when TallGrid is rotated using Mirror (as well as with other small nuisances). The […]



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