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

Kuba kubaraczkowski at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 16:25:19 CET 2011


uuuu this is exciting :) Indeed i have often 'sets' of project-related
workspaces, that could be it. I'll try
to follow the previous suggestion about linked workspaces I had to learn how
to download, patch and compile xmonad so it should be now in the newest

BTW. I would never ever expect the compilation to work so easily! wow....


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu>wrote:

> 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.
> If you are using the latest darcs version of xmonad-contrib (and if
> you are not, it's not that hard to switch and the development version
> is actually just as stable as the releases), you may be interested in
> the XMonad.Actions.DynamicWorkspaceGroups module.  You can dynamically
> assign a name to groups of workspaces and then switch to the group by
> name.  You could also set up some groups ahead of time in your config
> and have some keybinding to switch between them.
> -Brent
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