[Xmonad] ideas for new layouts and layout modifiers

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Fri Sep 28 14:53:57 EDT 2007

On Friday 28 September 2007 12:33:26 David Roundy wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 04:09:38PM -0300, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> > David Roundy wrote:
> > >1. WindowNavigator
> > >
> > >  A layout modifier that keeps track of the rectangles of visible
> > > windows and a "cursor" point, to allow keybindings for "shift focus
> > >  up/down/left/right" in a real geometric manner.  It's independent of
> > > the tiling algorithm used.  A key point is that moving left followed by
> > > right will always return focus to its original position (except
> > > sometimes if the layout of the screen changes when you move focus
> > > left).
> >
> > Please display somehow (a *faint* red border?) the trail of windows that
> > you'll go to with left or right.  It annoys me in word processors that I
> > can't see where up or down is going to take me to.  Modal badness...
> > (Although with xmonad, I don't put more than a few windows on a
> > workspace and usually use full-screen, so it doesn't actually make much
> > of a difference to me)
> I've implemented this module, and even wrote the code for your special
> border (which I made bright blue so I'd be sure to know if it worked), but
> my border-setting code apparently didn't work as it ought, so I commented
> it out.  Suggestions would be appreciated.  I don't like X color stuff, it
> looks scary.

We set window border colors after executing the layouts, I bet this is the

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