[Xmonad] Some questions

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Thu Aug 9 19:48:23 EDT 2007

kpdf and evince fullscreen modes are also broken, and kpdf generally
strikes me as a pretty well-written program.  I have no idea what hints or
tricks are supposed to make full-screen mode work, but am pretty certain
that xmonad doesn't understand them properly.  It's a shame, because it's
one of the easier requests to handle! (But I have no idea how to fix it
myself, so I'm part of the problem...)


On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 02:14:04PM -0700, Michael Vanier wrote:
> 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).
> Mike
> 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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