[xmonad] Layout question: can I have a little column for chat windows?

Konstantin Sobolev konstantin.sobolev at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 13:40:54 EDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 12:15 PM, W. Kaplan <walter.kaplan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking for a way to be able to stack some chat windows (Psi) on
> the side of my screen. The way I imagine it would make use a narrow column.

You can try the attached thing, It's not in contrib.
Should work for you with something like this in you xmonad.hs

> import XMonad.Layout.ComboP
> import XMonad.Util.WindowProperties

> layoutHook = combineTwoP (dragPane Vertical 0.1 (1/6)) psiStack rest chatWindows where
> psiStack = Tall 0 (1/200) (1/2) -- however you want to stack your chat windows
> rest = Grid    -- whatever you want on the rest of the screen
> chatWindows = (ClassName "psi") `And` (Not (Resource "main")) -- how to distinguish chat windows
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