[xmonad] Proposal: Advanced Scratchpad-Features

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Thu Feb 28 12:08:38 EST 2008

* Andrew Sackville-West <andrew at swclan.homelinux.org> [2008-02-28 06:49:00-0800]
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 03:41:50PM +0100, Dominik Bruhn wrote:
> > Hy,
> > I recently found the Scratchpad on the Mailinglist (thanks, Braden for this).
> > But, im missing two features:
> > 1. Is it possible to hide the scratchpad (not close, only hide) with the same
> > hotkey? So if I press the Hotkey once the scratchpad apears and another hit it
> > disapears and I can recall it with the same hotkey.
> > 2. Can the scratchpad made visible on all workspaces? So if I switch my
> > workspace it stays visilbe and I can recall (with 1.) the same scratchpad
> > everywhere?
> > 
> > The reason for this is: I want to start a musicplayer (mocp or something like
> > this) in the scratchpad and want to view it on every workspace im
> on.
> This is orthagonal to your original question, but as a suggestion for
> music players and xmonad, I use mpd and have key bindings that control
> it through mpc. I use one key for pause and another for volume
> control. Finally I have included pertinent parts of the mpc output in
> my xmobar. It's all pretty simple and make a very nice simple music
> setup. 

Agree :)

Also I've written a small extension for prompting song name, but I was
going to push it after xmonad get locale support.

However, if you need it and don't deal with non-Latin song names, I
can push it earlier...

Roman I. Cheplyaka (aka Feuerbach @ IRC)
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