[Xmonad] 'rules' like in dwm

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 28 02:26:08 EDT 2007

> On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 08:20:37AM +1200, Karl. wrote:
> > 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 
> > dwm.
> i brought this up a long time ago when xmonad was in its first public
> release. this feature is essential for people with slower hardware, as
> it allows them to start executing larger programs without interfering
> with the current workspace. i still keep dwm on my laptop because it
> takes ten seconds to start firefox - i can just issue my key escape
> sequence and keep on working. with xmonad i have to change to the
> desired workspace and wait.

I just wait for firefox to pop up on the current workspace, then
mod-shift-2 to throw it where it should go. We'll do rules though, for

-- Don

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