[xmonad] Displaying the window name

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Tue Sep 16 05:58:39 EDT 2008

* Bruce Stephens <xmonad at cenderis.demon.co.uk> [2008-09-15 22:36:06+0100]
> Is there some unobtrusive way to see window names?
> I'm imagining something like the workspace name displaying that (I
> think) WindowMaker has: as you change to a workspace, its name appears
> in the centre and fairly quickly fades.

Have a look at XMonad.Layout.ShowWName

> I know xmonad has various tabbing feature, but after years of using
> window managers with lots of decoration I'm rather enjoying having
> almost none, so using one of those would be a regression.
> I only rarely want to know a window's name, and on those occasions
> using xprop is adequate, but it would be nice to have something more
> convenient, something that displays the window name in the top left
> hand corner of the window momentarily when focus changes to it, say.
> (I guess I could build something myself either using an xmonad hook,
> or using an external application and a dynamic log, but my guess is
> there's some program already written that'll do it, or someone else
> will have coded it already, and probably better than I can do it.)

I don't know if this is already implemented (there definitely were
people interested in this feature) but I think it should be possible to
implement by analogy with ShowWName.

Roman I. Cheplyaka (aka Feuerbach @ IRC)

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