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

Mark Goldman bitshifter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 14:03:25 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
<allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>  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
>  ICCCM?)
>  MIT has a tool "nawm" which *might* be able to do this kind of thing;
>  I have had difficulty tracking it down though.
A related question, are these properties settable via xrdb and my
.Xresources file?


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