[xmonad] Selecting xinerama screen with mouse-follow

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Tue Jan 13 03:37:25 EST 2009


Am Dienstag, den 13.01.2009, 09:14 +0100 schrieb Ico:
> I'm running xmonad on a two screen xinerama setup. To start a new
> application (for example, xterm) on an empty screen, I need to select
> this screen with keyboard commands first, then press the keys combo for
> starting the terminal. If the target screen has one or more windows
> already, it is sufficient to select a window on this screen by moving
> the mouse, so the new application will start on that screen.
> Is there a way to select an empty screen by method of 'focus my mouse'
> so new applications will open on the screen where the mouse is, even if
> the screen is empty so the mouse will not focus any windows already
> there ?

are you using the darcs version? sjanssen did some work on that last
October. If not, please test these patches.

Back then, I was having a two screen xinerama setup, and I thought I had
some more issues. If the darcs version does not work for you, you can
try to apply these patches:
(I’m not sure if they still apply cleanly)


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