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

Henrique G. Abreu hgabreu at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 18:47:33 EDT 2010

It seems like you need a "bar" that shows you these info.
Something like xmobar, dzen, plus a logHook or any graphical pager with
Some pagers shows windows icons at the workspaces, others a "preview" of the
layout, etc.
I've heard there's some problem though in setting them to understand xmonad
multiple monitors.

Henrique G. Abreu

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 16:34, Lara Michaels <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Dear all,
> I never managed to have a way of knowing either
> 1- on which workspace a particular program is open
> or
> 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
> ~lara
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