[xmonad] many dzen instances
i92guboj at terra.es
Thu Sep 4 15:42:02 EDT 2008
On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:01:09 +0200
Robert Manea <rob.manea at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I suppose you are using 'avoidStruts' to let xmonad know about the
> correct values for the dzen instances.
> If so, then your issue are actually 2 issues:
> 1. Dzen sets some properties that tell xmonad to set apart some
> screenspace for it.
> Xmonad seems to be fine with the dzen on top, the one at the very
> bottom should
> work just as well, without any further config, though.
> 2. The second issue is the way how dzen decides to set those properties.
> It does this
> by inspecting wether it touches either the top or bottom edge of the
> screen, and only sets
> strut information if this is actually the case.
> This means a dzen that does not touch one of the screen borders will
> never be recognized
> by xmonad and get extra space.
> I'm not sure if the latest xmonad release still contains code to
> manually set a gap, but this for sure
> would be the easiest way to solve your issue in a simple way.
I understand. I also thought of that solution, and I think the code is still
there, but I haven't even tried, since that would be only a temporal workaround
if the code is going to be deprecated soon.
However, there were some other concerns. I thikn that conky was leaking memory
or something. That and a few other annoyances made me switch. I now use a couple
of gkrellms on the right side of one of my monitors to monitor a couple of
boxes, and all is fine. I keep one dzen on the top for my windows, layouts
So, after all I found a suitable solution for me.
Thanks for the response.
Jesús Guerrero <i92guboj at terra.es>
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