[Xmonad] Re: Show current layout in status bar?

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jul 17 23:22:39 EDT 2007

> Kai Grossjohann <kai at emptydomain.de> writes:
> Hi Kai,
> > Does anyone have ready-made code to show the current layout in the
> > status bar?
> Nope, I don't think so. As Spencer told me on IRC, layouts don't have a
> name.
> > It would be useful for me.
> Yes, I would like to have that information for use in my logHook,
> too. There are some layouts that cannot be distinguished quickly,
> e.g. the normal tiling, full and twopane look identically for one
> window. Normal tiling and twopane look similar with two windows, too.
> So the only way to know what layout is used currently is to create some
> new windows and see how it behaves, or to memorize the list of layouts.

I've noticed people running 5 or more layouts in their layout list. This
makes me think that we do need to move layouts into a type class, with a
shared interface, including its name, and how to serialies layouts to

This is on Spencer's todo list, iirc.

-- Don

More information about the Xmonad mailing list