[Xmonad] xmonad-utils: small x apps for xmonad

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Aug 23 01:22:47 EDT 2007

> Hi,
> I'm putting together some small x applications I find useful to run
> with xmonad. The idea *was* to make some nice small Haskell examples
> of X applications, but I don't think I'm really so willing to rewrite
> them in a nice style... I prefer invest some time in learning _new_
> cool Haskell stuff...;-)
> Still I find them useful and I'm going to share them. Since one
> requires the darcs version of X11-Extras if I'll release them I'll do
> after xmonad-0.3.
> You can grab them here:
> darcs get http://gorgias.mine.nu/repos/xmonad-utils/
> What's inside:
> 1. hslock: a CHaskell rewrite of slock/alock whatever. To lock the screen.[1]
> 2. hxsel: a CHaskell rewrite of sselp[2]. It returns the string currently
>    in the X selection. I use it for opening urls, looking up words in
>    the dictionary: I select a word with the mouse and then I bind a
>    xmonad key to execute a small bash script like:
> #!/bin/sh
> URL=`hxsel` 
> /usr/lib/firefox/mozilla-xremote-client -a firefox "openurl(${URL},new-tab)"
> 3. hmanage: to toggle override_redirect. Makes a window unmanaged. The
>    window id you need can be retrieved with xwininfo.
> [1] http://www.suckless.org/download/slock-0.6.tar.gz
> [2] http://www.suckless.org/download/sselp-0.1.tar.gz
> Now that I have reimplemented dmenu, slock and sselp only lsw and swarp
> are left...;-)
> andrea
> ps: I will be off line till Sunday, starting from tonight (~22.00 UTC).

These would be great examples to bundle up for hackage too. Good idea

-- Don

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