[xmonad] knowing what is on each workspace and/or knowing which workspace I am looking at

Lara Michaels laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 17 15:34:46 EDT 2010

Dear all,

I never managed to have a way of knowing either

1- on which workspace a particular program is open


2- which workspace is being displayed on each of my monitors (eg, "on this monitor you are looking at workspace 1")

Is there a way to get either of these behaviors? Without this information, I do spend some serious time zapping across workspaces to find the window I need.

I thought that an easy way to address (2) would be to use an OSD (like libnotify) to pop up a notification providing the workspace name/number when the user switches workspaces. Is there a "hook" in xmonad to which I could link a command "run notification saying this is workspace X"?

Many thanks for any help



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