[xmonad] Using gkrellm as a dock/bar?

Wirt Wolff wirtwolff at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 23:44:20 CET 2011

Excerpts from Mike Meyer's message of Tue Nov 22 22:56:49 -0700 2011:
> I'm trying to use gkrellm (because I've already got the configured the
> way I want them) as a status bar with XMonad. I read the faq, tweaked
> my xmonad.hs (a modified copy of the original, attached) and set the
> dock_type to 1 (which can be done with a config option in recent
> versions of gkrellm).
> Doesn't work. gkrellm stays in floating space, and the windows don't
> shrink to allow it any space. I did try xmobar, and that worked as
> expected.

For posterity: in off-list email we found that the current version of
gkrellm doesn't set struts. Setting a static gap with X.Layout.Gaps
solved the problem.

-- wmw

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