[Xmonad] Xinerama & switching workspaces

Dave Harrison dave at nullcube.com
Sun Jun 10 00:49:30 EDT 2007

Hi all,

Having finally submitted that last assignment for the semester the
time to bail on Ion and embrace xmonad has arrived for me ! :-)

First let me say, well done.  It works very nicely and I'm very
impressed (have been for a while even without using it).

So now I come to a question, I have a xinerama setup for my laptop
that means I can plug into a monitor and have two screens.  My usual
usage involves me having to go hunting through workspaces to find
where I left a particular client window open (a terminal, web browser
window etc).  What I'm finding at the moment is that as I move through
the workspaces, at some point I select a workspace that's on the other
screen to the one I'm working on, and by selecting that workspace I
move to that other screen.  Then as I continue looking through my
workspaces, I pull them to that screen instead (I flick fast ;-) ).

So the question is, how do other people solve this problem (ie. how do
you cycle workspaces to find something you want in xinerama without
getting thrown around between screens) ?

And, is there a better way to find something on another workspace ?


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