[Xmonad] Re: Switching workspace ...

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Sep 3 08:25:05 EDT 2007

> kg <kg2007.kg-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> writes:
> [...]
> > If I have understood the tutoriel, there is a workspace on each
> > physical screen.
> Yes.
> > I don't understand why I can't change the focus with mod-1, mod-2
> > whereas I can change with mod-e , mod-w ...
> That's how it used to work.
> If you were on one screen and workspace 2 was on the other one, then
> mod-2 would switch focus to the other screen.
> That changed a week or two ago, and now you stay on the same screen
> and the workspaces get moved as necessary.  So mod-2 still changes
> focus to workspace 2, but it'll move the workspace rather than moving
> focus to another screen.
> I found the new behaviour rather disturbing (especially since it had a
> bug if you have defaultGaps different for the screens, but that's now
> fixed), but I'm getting used to it.
> I think the current behaviour's probably better.  The switching around
> of the workspaces is still a little disturbing, but it fits well with
> the general feeling of this kind of window manager (where windows get
> moved around as appropriate), and it makes mod-{1,2,...} much more
> predictable.  It's quite possible the tutorial hasn't caught up.

Ah yes, this is it. You're using the darcs version, which uses greedy
switching, it sounds like? The tutorial describes the window switching
used in version 0.2, which for Xinerama users meant more windows being
moved around than necessary.

-- Don

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