[xmonad] Floating Workspace

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Thu Dec 27 13:19:12 EST 2007

On Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 05:11:50PM +0100, Dominik Bruhn wrote:
> Hy,
> is there a possibility to make a whole workspace floating? Ion3 got this
> feature of a "floating workspace" where you can put applications which
> dont work well if their sizehints are not taken into account.
> I got one aplication which leads into many problems if run in a
> tiled-mode. Is there a Layoutmanager which makes all windows floating
> from start, so that every window gets its size?

Not yet. I'm also coming to thing that there isn't actually a real
pressure to have it, even though it is something we know we must
implement somehow sometime....;)

Take also into account that we have a floating layer, and manageHook
is a really powerful tool to achieve most of the functionality you
need with a floating layout.

BTW, a floating layout patch had been submitted some time ago, I
remember I tried it out a bit. You could check in the ML archive. 

If you feel like, I think that this could be a good hacking project.
Nested stacks are also a step in that direction too. You should check
some of David Roundy's past messages on the subject.


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