[Xmonad] Some questions

Michael Vanier mvanier at cs.caltech.edu
Thu Aug 9 17:14:04 EDT 2007

FWIW I've found mplayer to behave pretty badly under xmonad.  Sometimes when I've used it the 
display doesn't come up at all, other times it comes up fine.  I'm not sure if this is the fault of 
xmonad or mplayer (mplayer is one of the least stable Linux applications I know of).


Lukas Mai wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 9. August 2007 17:33 schrieb Sébastien Gross:
>> - it is possible to switch from one desktop to one other using
>>   Mod+[1..9]. Is it possible to configure Xmonad to switch to the next,
>>   previous desktop using Mod+Sift+(lsft/right) ?
> Yes. My Config.hs contains this (in the definition of keys):
>     ((modMask .|. controlMask, xK_Left),
>         withWindowSet $ view . pred . W.tag . W.workspace . W.current),
>     ((modMask .|. controlMask, xK_Right),
>         withWindowSet $ view . succ . W.tag . W.workspace . W.current)
> (Replace controlMask by shiftMask.)
>> - running mplayer in fullscreen (hit the f key in mplayer) does not fill
>>   the screen but the window. Some workarround exist (such as using
>>   Xmonad full screen or using the FindEmptyWorkspace module), but using
>>   the functionnality from mplayer would be greater.
> I don't have a real solution for this. I use XMonadContrib.SwitchTrans
> with mod+f bound to toggle fullscreen mode, which works good enough in
> practice.
> HTH, Lukas
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