[xmonad] A few issues with xmonad I'd like to fix

Laurent Humblet laurent.humblet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 16:03:31 CEST 2011


I'm now using xmonad for two months and I really like it.  I have a few 
questions about some issues I'd like to fix so here there are:

1) I would like to use my keypad to switch to a given layout but I don't 
know how to do it.  For instance:

     MOD + SHIFT + Keypad 1 => switch to 'tiled'
     MOD + SHIFT + Keypad 2 => switch to 'Full'
     etc ...

2) When I ALT-TAB once and release ALT and TAB, I like to go back to the 
previous window in the stack instead of going forward again, is this 
possible ?

3) Is there any bypass or automatic script that could do the "# cat 
/proc/####/fd/4" thing automatically when xmonad freezes?

4) Is there some kind of online config generator ?  Some kind of 
html/javascript page that would generate an xmonad.hs file automatically 
from a set of checkboxes (azerty keyboard, add new layouts, etc).  The 
idea here is to ease the quick config setup for a non developer or for 
someone less willing to learn and hack in Haskell for instance.

5) My desktops/workspaces 6 and 8 do not work.  When I MOD + 6 or MOD + 
8, it doesn't switch to it at all and MOD + SHIFT + 6 or 8 doesn't move 
the window to that workspace.  Maybe this is tied to the fact that I 
have an belgian azerty keyboard but I do use the azerty config.

Here is my xmonad.hs config: http://pastebin.com/gd9LLn6U

The config still has some commented parts in it but it's fairly clean.

Thank you for your help.
Best regards,

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