[xmonad] Re: Displaying the window name

Bruce Stephens xmonad at cenderis.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 16 10:32:30 EDT 2008

Matthias Kühlke <mad-2aevotGV+ZIb1SvskN2V4Q at public.gmane.org> writes:

> This reminds me of a function I'd like to see, it would use the "show
> window names" feature.
> Sometimes, if I've got many open windows on one workspace, it takes
> long to select the right one. If you use vimperator, you know the Quick
> Hints, you press a key and all the links get a label (numbers or
> letters) you can enter to activate that link. So I'd like to see a
> possibility to hit a key, then every window gets a label (something
> shorter than the window name), and I can press that key to focus that
> window.

Come to think of it, we've already got windowPromptGoto (in
XMonad.Prompt.Window).  That's about 95% of what I want---I'll almost
always recognise the window name when I see it.  (I still think it
would be cool to attach the name to the window, but functionally
windowPromptGoto will suffice.)

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