[Haskell-cafe] howto best use emacs + tiling WM (Xmonad,DWM)

Diego Souza dsouza at bitforest.org
Thu Nov 10 14:07:49 CET 2011

A little delayed, but might be useful.

I personally use icicles. I found the M-* great for narrowing results
down. I've tried anything and ido also, but icicles ended up winning,
for my taste at least.

A side note, speedbar actually *does* works for bufffers. Simply type
*b* on the speedbar and you get the buffers list. That may help you

As others sugested, the vanila interface of emacs is not perfect. Try
icicles, ido or anything, they greatly improve usability.

Another useful library is windmove and framemove. They assist
switching between visible buffers/frames:


Hope you find those useful!


At Fri, 4 Nov 2011 08:55:22 -0700 (PDT),
kaffeepause73 wrote:
> Hello, 
> I'm using dwm which I really love (ev. consider switching to xmonad).
> However when I'm working with emacs (programming haskell) und dwm I feel,
> I'm not as effecient as I eventually could be. -- I can have the shell in
> one window (to execute the compiled program), but most work happens in emacs
> (in one screen only). And I have up to buffers in emacs which I find hard to
> switch between. Even on Xinerama this doesn't really change.
> When I create new frames for emacs with strg-x 5-2 then I'm sort getting
> closer to where I would like to be, but then I find myself having to windows
> on which I switch buffers and I get "confused" again. 
> What I would like is to tab through the buffers, as I walk through the
> screens in dwm/xmonad and see the list of buffers as id do so. -- And can
> directly jump to a specific buffer via e.g. mod-4.
> I'm thinking that each buffer in emacs gets one frame and occupies one
> screen and xmonad than gets dynamically 20 or more screens (like tabs).
> If there is an good solution within emacs and the emacs mode than I'm of
> course also more than open for it.
> (my experience with emacs so far: -- only 10 buffers are listed in menue
>                                              -- speedbar is very nice but
> works for files not for buffers
>                                              -- using "list all buffers" is
> sort of cluncy as it uses half the screen (my screen splits horizontally
> Thanks, 
> Phil 
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