[xmonad] doShift vs mplayer

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Mon Mar 14 02:06:30 CET 2011

Well, I can't help craft a solution, but I can explain what is  
(probably) going on. If you shift a window to an invisible workspace  
in the manage hook, xmonad won't even bother mapping the window -- and  
mplayer is likely waiting until the window is mapped before playing  
the movie.


Quoting Nathaniel Filardo <nwfilardo at gmail.com>:

> Hi all,
> I wasn't able to find a solution to this, though it's possible I
> missed some previous discussion.  If my manageHook contains "title =?
> "MPlayer" --> doShift wkM" then, as expected, MPlayer's windows get
> sent to wkM.  However, unless wkM is currently on screen, mplayer does
> not begin playing. If I bring wkM on screen, it starts, and when I
> bring something else onscreen instead, mplayer continues to play.
> FWIW, This is a pretty stock Debian testing machine.
> Suggestions?  Thanks in advance.
> --nwf;
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