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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Feb 28 13:47:56 EST 2008

On Feb 28, 2008, at 13:43 , Mark Goldman wrote:

>>  LayoutHints can help with that.
>>  http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout- 
>> LayoutHints.html
>>  Maybe you could get LayoutHints to solve your problem
>>  with text editors, too, setting an X property on the editor
>>  window or something.
> I've googled around for a while now and cannot figure out how to set
> things like the minimum and maximum size hints for a window.  Does
> such a utility exist?

Not in general, and I would expect applications to behave really  
badly if something altered its sizehints without its knowledge or  
consent.  (Heck, how many applications misbehave when a window  
manager ignores their size hints and tells them so, as permitted by  

MIT has a tool "nawm" which *might* be able to do this kind of thing;  
I have had difficulty tracking it down though.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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