[xmonad] Problem with manage hook

Adam Vogt vogt.adam at gmail.com
Thu May 7 17:39:35 EDT 2009

* On Thursday, May 07 2009, Maurício wrote:

>I use this manageHook:
> mh = ( ask >>= doF . sink )
>Do you think I could improve my manageHook
>to solve that?

There are a few options:

   1. don't sink such windows

    Find a X11 property to identify it with xprop, then only sink such 
    windows that don't match that predicate:

    > mh = fmap not (className =? "netgen") --> (ask >>= doF . sink)

   2. use a layout that respects hints

    If the window presents hints as to its desired size, using a hinted 
    layout (or LayoutHints) might prevent such behavior with the original 
    hook too.

   3. fix the app

    That application should accept alternate window sizes (ICCM?  
    violation), without behaving so strangely.


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