[Haskell-cafe] How to have a managed window unfocusable?

Peter Jones mlists at pmade.com
Tue Jul 8 14:50:00 UTC 2014

Magicloud Magiclouds <magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com> writes:
>   I'd like to have a transparent clock floating on my desktop.
>   If I made it ignored (unmanaged), it would not be above and would be
> blocked by other windows.
>   If I made it managed and float, when I floated up and down, it would be
> focused and I needed to press hotkey again to move focus to correct window.
>   Anyway I could manage it, but not focusing on it?

If you're willing to keep the window in the tiling layer I highly
recommend XMonad.Layout.BoringWindows:


Marking a window as boring and using the focusing functions from that
module allow your focus key bindings to skip over the window.

Peter Jones, Founder, Devalot.com
Defending the honor of good code

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