[xmonad] Cellwriter and XMonad

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Oct 22 00:38:24 EDT 2009

Quoting Toby Cubitt <tsc25 at cantab.net>:

>> > When I enter letters in Cellwriter and hit the "Enter"
>> > button, the input doesn't seem to go anywhere.
>> As I could figure out, the output is supposed to go to the ACTVIVE
>> (focused) window. When you use it with Xmonad, the Cellwriter's window
>> is focused all the time! In e.g. XFCE the Cellwriter's window is never
> Yes, that sounds about right. At the back of my mind, I've always vaguely
> wondered how Cellwriter manages to accept input without grabbing the
> focus, but not knowing much about low-level X windows programming I never
> tried to figure it out.

What happens if, rather than doFloat, you doIgnore to prevent xmonad  
from managing that window?

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