[xmonad] Wishing for a slightly different functionality with LayoutScreens

UK br34ch at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 20:54:33 CET 2010


I wished for a layout in which the bottom 1/10th of my screen would have a
fixed few things (mostly filled with tail -f's of logs and such), while
being free to use the rest of the upper 9/10 of the screen normally.
I was suggested I play with LayoutScreens for this.
The idea was that it would "divide" the screen in half -- pretend as if I
had two monitors...

I tried it out. It's working. I'm using the lines in this page exactly:


 import XMonad.Layout.LayoutScreens

 import XMonad.Layout.TwoPane


   , ((modm .|. shiftMask,                 xK_space), layoutScreens 2
(TwoPane 0.5 0.5))
   , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_space), rescreen)

And this very nicely gets me what I wanted -- but just with one
problem. Instead of the division being vertical, it's horizontal.

To give you a pictorial depiction, instead of it being like this:

[workspace 1]

[workspace 2],

it's sort of like this: [workspace 1][workspace 2]

I would appreciate any suggestions on how I can have it like the first
depiction. I hope you're kind and use small words -- I'm new to both
Haskell and XMonad :)

Thank you very much for your time,

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