[xmonad] Virtual desktops gnome style?

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Jun 3 07:34:18 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 09:04:53AM -0500, Joseph Garvin wrote:
> In gnome, each virtual desktop in the pager is really a pair of
> virtual desktops if you have two monitors. So if you start a new
> session, then load up some stuff on both monitors, then switch to
> desktop 2, now nothing is visible -- both monitors are on a fresh
> slate, and so on for however many virtual desktops you have. I'd
> really prefer if xmonad followed the same behavior. Is there an easy
> way to code this? My haskell-fu is weak. Or maybe there's a contrib
> module that does what I want already?

Maybe try using XMonad.Layout.IndependentScreens, along with some
keybindings to switch both workspaces at once instead of one at a


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