[Xmonad] xmonad, now with workspace info in status bars

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 5 09:31:29 EDT 2007

> So after some nudging from Rob, and Spencer, I added proper state
> logging to xmonad. If you set 'logging = True' xmonad will print its 
> internal state to stdout on each state change.
> Then, using an external client, you can parse this info (the full state
> of the window manager!) and render it however you want. One use is to 
> pretty print the workspace info into dzen, as if we had a built in
> status bar.
> There's a script in XMonadContrib now, scripts/xmonad-status.hs, which
> implements an example StackSet parser/pretty printer for status bars.
> Screenshots of workspace statusbars:

Actually, the current xmonad-status.hs is more like:


(just numeric tags, since I don't use string tags).

-- Don

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