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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Feb 28 18:54:03 EST 2008

> 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.

This is perhaps the most frequently asked-for extension, along with a
popup/scratchpad terminal.

Having a layout that would respect the 80 character limit seems
like something people want. Anyone interested in working out how
to do this?

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