[xmonad] So Long, Farewell

Chengqi Song songcq at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 01:20:35 EDT 2009

Please find the 4 lines below the line '-- moving floating window with key'
in my xmonad.hs;

Its effect: 
1. move window around using M-Arrows, 
2. resize windows using C-Arrows,
3. Holding <Shift> to move/resize 2 pixels per step instead of 20 pixels.

I've been using this configuration for quite a while and found its very


On Sun, 26 Jul 2009, Kyle Murphy wrote:

> I also find it somewhat awkward and feel it breaks one of the primary  
> tenents if xmonad which is that you should be able to do everything with 
> the keyboard. Maybe it would be a good idea to provide some default 
> bindings to allow floating window movement and resizing using the 
> keyboard alone? Something like the way in windows and some other WMs 
> where you can enter a moving or resizing mode and then use the arrow keys 
> to adjust the window?
> On Jul 26, 2009, at 11:18 PM, Jeremy Shaw <jeremy at n-heptane.com> wrote:
>> I dislike the interface for handling floating windows as well. I too
>> often like to drink and manage floating windows...
>> - jeremy
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