[Xmonad] 'rules' like in dwm
kmw1 at free.net.nz
Mon Aug 27 16:20:37 EDT 2007
I'm currently using dwm, and considering switching to Xmonad. I've been
trying to figure out whether Xmonad supports the features that are
important to me. The one I haven't been able to figure out for certain
Does Xmonad support defining rules as to which workspace a new window
will appear in?
Under dwm I use specific workspaces for specific things - my web browser
always goes on the same workspace, regardless of where I am when I
launch it. I have some rules defined in my dwm config that specify
this. This consistency is one of the essential things that I like about
Another approach, instead of rules defining workspace based on client
properties, would be if it is possible for a keybinding to specify where
a client should go when it is launched
eg. Ctrl-Alt-B = launch browser and make it go to workspace 'web'
As far as I can tell so far, under Xmonad, new windows will just appear
in the current workspace.
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