[Xmonad] Using XMonad as a Gnome window manager

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Thu Nov 8 10:52:08 EST 2007

Hi Kai,

Am Donnerstag, den 08.11.2007, 16:38 +0100 schrieb Kai Grossjohann:
> I've successfully set up XMonad as a Gnome window manager.  Thanks for
> the good work that made this possible!
> But you give me a finger and I want your hand :-)
> Specifically, the Gnome pager shows which workspace I'm in, but clicking
> on the Gnome pager to switch to another workspace doesn't.  Furthermore,
> I added a window list button to the panel, but selecting a window from
> the list to switch to it does nothing.
> This is on a pre-0.4 darcs snapshot.

Having the EwmhDesktops extension react on user input needs some more
extensive changes, as it needs to receive ClientMessage events (ignore
that if you don’t understand it).

I proposed a new way of including extensions that provides this
cabability, but because of the other big changes to xmonad, it has not
been included or decided what to do about it. You can find the code on 
and an adjusted Config.hs on


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