[xmonad] Dual screen setup with (dual-screen) workspace swithching

Jan-David Quesel quesel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 10:03:05 CET 2011


you might want to have a look at:

it's a module for linking workspaces...

for a more basic solution you might just rebind your mod+# stuff
in a way that you just execute view 1 on screen 1 and view 2 on
screen two using onScreen from independent screens.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 09:56:18AM +0100, Kuba wrote:
> Hi,
> I am quite new to xmonad, but I find it quite useful :D (compared to my
> window-dragging coworkers, who don't see the sense :D)
> The story is:
> I have a working dual-screen setup, where each screen is a workspace. This
> is probably the most default way to have it...
> My problem is, that I mostly work with apps that produce a lot of windows.
> This is the first reason why I have dual-screen setup after all...
> So I arrange nicely all the windows on the two screens (say [1] and [2]),
> but I also work with multiple instances of the application. That means I
> have another application (with similarly-looking windows) on screens [2] and
> [3]. And another on [4][5]. And another.... Now here's the catch:
> When I want to switch to the other project (2,3) i need to change BOTH
> workspaces (say: mod-w,mod-3, mod-e,mod-4). Then to go back the procedure
> repeats.
> This is annoying...
> It is even more annoying if I forget on which dual-workspaces my apps were,
> and I mess instance 1 with instance 2 (say have workspaces [1] and [4]).
> Then my app responds in silly way (of course) and I don't see why...
> So the question is:
> Is it possible to have a setup with 'dual-screen,dual-sub-workspace'
> workspaces? So to have [1][2] merged in [super1] and [3][4] merged into
> [super2] ?
> So when I switch to [super1] i get [1][2], and so on...
> It could be that [1][2] is merged into a big [1] (but preserving the
> mod-w,mod-e functionality!! That's a must!), so that (mod-shift-1) would
> move some other window to that workspace... I don't mind that it would end
> up in either say [1a] or [1b], that I can manage later ;)
> Thanks and regards,
> Kuba

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Jan-David Quesel
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Department of Computing Science
Correct System Design
D-26111 Oldenburg, Germany

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