[xmonad] Customizing xmonad on debian lenny

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Feb 10 14:16:17 EST 2010

Quoting Chris Jones <cjns1989 at gmail.com>:

> What puzzles me is that it looks like contrary to xmobar, dzen does need
> to be infoked from xmonad.hs, but then how does xmonad know that it's
> there and needs to leave a gap for it at the top/bottom of the screen.

Actually, it's probably easiest to invoke your bar from within xmonad,  
whether it's xmobar or dzen. xmonad knows how much gap to leave  
becaues xmobar and dzen set strut hints, and the  
manageDocks/avoidStruts manage hook and layout modifier, respectively,  
know what to do with those.


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