[Xmonad] Switching away from and back to a tabbed workspace

Dave Harrison dave at nullcube.com
Thu Sep 13 06:40:46 EDT 2007

Dave Harrison wrote:
> Spencer Janssen wrote:
>> On Thursday 30 August 2007 19:12:45 Dave Harrison wrote:
>>> Dave Harrison wrote:
>>>> Not sure if I'm the only one seeing this or not, but what I'm seeing
>>>> when I have a tabbed workspace, is that if I have >1 tab in the
>>>> workspace and I switch to another workspace that requires my current
>>>> workspace be hidden (so not resulting in a swap of two visual
>>>> workspaces), and then switch back to it, the visual presentation of
>>>> the tabs is some strange munge of the tab I had selected, and the tab
>>>> that had been viewing before I chose the currently selected one.
>>>> This behaviour doesn't seem to show up in the other default layouts
>>>> that I use such as tiled or full.
>>> Hey all,
>>> At the moment, I haven't been able to resolve the above issue, but I
>>> have managed to capture some screenshots of the bug in action.  The
>>> screenshots can be seen at these URLs:
>>> These two are the tabs as they look when viewed (correct):
>>>   http://www.nullcube.com/xmonad/XmonadTabbed_Tab1.png
>>>   http://www.nullcube.com/xmonad/XmonadTabbed_Tab2.png
>>> This is what happens after I switch away, and then back (buggy) :
>>>   http://www.nullcube.com/xmonad/XmonadTabbed_Munged.png
>>> Help ?
>>> Cheers
>>> Dave
>> Ah, so the contents of the *windows* are scrambled, not the tabs themselves.
>> In this example, which window is supposed to have keyboard focus?  Which
>> window actually receives keyboard input?  Does mod-n have any effect on these
>> scrambled windows?
> The vim window (far left) is meant to have focus, and it does have
> keyboard focus, it's just that the window image (so to speak) is
> scrambled - as I type, the stuff I'm typing appears where it should
> too, but the rest of the page remains scrambled until I alt-tab cycle
> the windows.
> mod-n has no effect, and I have seen this behaviour with other apps
> such as Gaim and Skype that I immediately remember - I'm pretty sure
> I've seen it happen with most of my apps.

Hi all,

Interestingly, I _think_ I might have isolated the problem to urxvt.
I've been unable to trigger the problem when I use konsole instead of
urxvt despite many many attempts using the same behaviours that cause
the weirdness when I'm using urxvt.

Has anyone else seen strange behaviour with urxvt ?


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