[Xmonad] Some questions

Michael Vanier mvanier at cs.caltech.edu
Thu Aug 9 20:52:57 EDT 2007

I note that under ion, mplayer fullscreen mode goes to what appears to be a new workspace.  Maybe 
this is a usable trick, or maybe it's just an awful hack.


David Roundy wrote:
> 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...)
> David
> 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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