[xmonad] can one create layouts with fixed height or width for windows

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Thu Feb 28 12:02:52 EST 2008

* Mark Goldman <bitshifter at gmail.com> [2008-02-28 11:24:08-0500]
> New to XMonad, and loving it.  Apologies if this has already come up
> and been answered, but I haven't been able to find anything through
> the usual suspects.
> Editing code in terminals would be the main reason I want this, but
> there are a couple of other apps that look better with their windows a
> fixed size.
> Is it possible, either through layouts or some other means to enforce
> that the maximum width a certain window can have?  I don't mind if
> there is a little wasted space on the screen, I really don't like
> violating the 80th column, however.
> Pointers and/or suggestions would be welcome.

I think it's not hard to write, but you should elaborate on how such
layout should place windows. Currently I don't see convenient solution.

And, by the way, it's better to enforce 80 columns by the means of your
editor. E.g. in vim :set tw=80.

Roman I. Cheplyaka (aka Feuerbach @ IRC)
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