[Xmonad] Issue 35 in xmonad: No-mans land to send windows off to

Kai Grossjohann kai at emptydomain.de
Mon Jul 23 17:38:58 EDT 2007

I've been thinking of this, too.  In principle, it should be sufficient
to just move the unused windows to some workspace.  But somehow, it just
doesn't feel right and I never do it.  I haven't been able to find out
why, though.

Perhaps it would be sufficient to just assign different keybindings for


On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 11:46:06AM -0700, codesite-noreply at google.com wrote:

> Issue 35: No-mans land to send windows off to
> http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=35
> New issue report by tim.thelion:
> I have been using xmonad with emacs for quite a while.  I have emacs
> configured so that it opens almost everything in an new frame(window)
> and I have these windows managed by xmonad.  This means that I can
> close those windows, and still have the emacs buffers in tact.  I can
> switch back to a buffer using emacs' excellent buffer switcher.  I
> would love it if xmonad had a no-mans land like this for non-emacs
> windows.  That way, when firefox was in the way, I could close it, not
> worying about what was in it.  And then use some kind of window
> switcher to get back to it at a later time(maybe on a different
> workspace).  I don't think this is a terriably high priority feature
> request.  But I think it would make things quite a bit more fluid for
> this window manager which currently lets unused windows get in the
> way, or get sent off to some workspace in the middle of no where where
> they get forgotten about.
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