[Haskell-cafe] How to make a dock window for xmonad using gtk2hs?

Magicloud Magiclouds magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 01:06:47 EST 2009

Since I am using gtk, I set Gdk::Window::TYPE_HINT_DOCK as its
document says. But it does not work.
And as I looked into xmobar's source, there seems no special code for
xmonad. And my xmonad.hs is very simple, too.
So I wonder how to make it work....

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
<allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
> On 2009 Mar 4, at 21:40, Magicloud Magiclouds wrote:
>>  I am using gtk2hs to make some sidebar thing for xmonad. Well, after
>> I tried a few ways, I still cannot make it dock like xmobar. It just
>> covered other windows at the edge of the screen.
>>  Could someone give me a sample or something I could learn from? Thanks.
> You need to go to freedesktop.org and read up on the Extended Window Manager
> Hints.  In this particular case the extension you need is the _NET_WM_STRUT
> property.
> (xmobar is open source, you could look through its source)
> --
> brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
> system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
> electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH


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