[xmonad] tabbed, floating & focus

Henrique G. Abreu hgabreu at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 14:39:05 EDT 2009

I've just tested your hack and it worked, but not very well.
When I placed a floating window on a tabbed workspace, changed the focus
from floating and tiled alternately, it worked as expected.
But when I closed the floating window, the tiled windows just switched as
before, which is not a big problem.
The real problem happened when I tried to float a tiled window, xmonad got
xmonad process got a 100% usage on a core and the 'screen' were not updated
anymore, only the later window had the focus. No way to change the focus or
do anything.
Hopefully this window I tried to float were a terminal and was able to kill
xmonad and re-run it without kill X or logging ssh.
(xmonad --restart didn't worked)

Anyway, this switching focus problem is really annoying.
I'm willing to test anymore hacks you build :P

Henrique G. Abreu

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 15:24, Konstantin Sobolev <
konstantin.sobolev at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Adam Vogt<vogt.adam at gmail.com<https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=vogt.adam@gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> >>In the other words you can't switch tabs after you've added a floating
> >>window: as soon as floating gets focus again, tabbed restores it's
> >>state as it was before the floating window was added.
> >>It's quite annoying and I'd like to fix it, but X.L.Decoration logic
> >>is too complicated to me. Or maybe I should look at some other place?
> >
> > This affects all layouts as far as I can tell. I suspect it has something
> > to do with this defect:
> > http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=4
> OK, attached is a hack from my xmonad.hs
> The idea is very dumb: I essentially intercept runLayout and memorize
> last focused window w from passed Stack such that w ==
> current->workspace->stack->focus ,i.e. if a window actually having
> focus is the one focused in Stack. Then as soon as focused window is
> floating I change Stack's focus (back) to w.
> Seems to work for me: tabbed no longer switches tabs by itself when
> there're floating windows around.
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