[xmonad] New XMonadContrib module: IndependentScreens

Fred Blasdel blasdelf at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 04:56:31 EST 2009

> From: wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
> I've written a short contrib module to scratch an itch I've had even since
> jcreigh made the first Xinerama support.  I like dwm's module, where
> workspaces on different screens are conceptually distinct, even if they
> have the same name.

Isn't this how workspaces have worked in xmonad for a long itme? Each
screen is already a view onto an independent workspace from a shared
list of workspaces -- I'm confused as to what you're trying to add.
Does the feature hinge on "even if they have the same name"?

The one xinerama / workspace feature I think would be nice (but
probably quite difficult) is support for mirroring -- where a
workspace being shown on one screen doesn't preclude it from being
shown on another. To do it you'd probably have to special-case viewing
the same workspace more than once using xrandr, and it would be weird.

 -- Fred

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