[xmonad] Re: two beginner's questions on XMonad config

Riccardo Murri riccardo.murri at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 06:28:24 EST 2008

Brent Yorgey <byorgey at ...> writes:
> > 1) the quickest solution is to use "xdotool"
> > [http://www.semicomplete.com/projects/xdotool/], which can (among
> > other nifty things), send a fake keypress to the currently focused
> > window::
> > 
> >   ("C-z C-z", spawn "xdotool key ctrl+z")
> > 
> Nifty!  Would you mind adding this to the FAQ page on the wiki as a
> lightweight solution?  Many people have asked for this.


> > With the following code, I have been able to send a Ctrl+Z to urxvt
> > and "xev" windows directly from XMonad::
> I could have sworn there was already a contrib module that does this,
> using code similar to what you wrote.  But I can't find it.  Perhaps
> it just got kicked around on the ML but never actually made it into
> the repo.  Anyway, the xdotool is a nice solution regardless.

XMonad.Util.Paste (found by grepping the sources in the darcs repo).
I have added a mention to it in the FAQ above.  Will it be released in


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