[Xmonad] Show windows in status bar?
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Jun 11 06:10:49 EDT 2007
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 11:45:49 +0200, Kai Grossjohann wrote:
> > What I like about dwm is that it shows me the title of the currently
> > focussed window in the status bar. Has anyone done this for xmonad?
> > Furthermore, it would be cool to get some indication of other windows on
> > the current workspace: One could display a list of titles and highlight
> > the currently focussed window. The difficult part is that the list of
> > titles is likely long, so one would have to shorten it somehow.
> > List of titles:
> > Emacs / xterm 1 / [xterm 2] / Gaim / xload
Here's a quick example to get you going. It's a variant of the existing
1  3 7
And also prints the title of the focused window on the current
1 [2 urxvt] 3 7
Here's the code, the first block is the interesting part:
logHook = withWindowSet $ \s -> do
-- here's the S.peek/fetchName
ws <- gets windowset
n <- case S.peek ws of
Nothing -> return ""
Just w -> do d <- asks display
maybe "-" id `fmap` io (fetchName d w)
io . putStrLn . (ppr n) $ s
-- and the rest is pretty much unchanged from DynamicLog.hs
ppr n s = concatMap fmt $ sortBy tags
(map S.workspace (S.current s : S.visible s) ++ S.hidden s)
where tags a b = S.tag a `compare` S.tag b
this = S.tag (S.workspace (S.current s))
pprTag = show . (+(1::Int)) . fromIntegral . S.tag
visibles = map (S.tag . S.workspace) (S.visible s)
fmt w | S.tag w == this = "[" ++ pprTag w ++ " " ++ n ++ "]"
| S.tag w `elem` visibles = "<" ++ pprTag w ++ ">"
| S.stack w /= S.Empty = " " ++ pprTag w ++ " "
| otherwise = ""
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