[xmonad] Visual hints for XMonad actions

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Dec 26 19:50:44 CET 2012

Quoting Mario Pastorelli <pastorelli.mario at gmail.com>:

> I wrote a patch for xmonad-contrib 0.10.1 to include an action to  
> show some text in the centre of the screen. The patch is based on  
> XMonad.Layout.ShowWName (thank you again Brandon Allbery) but it is  
> an action and not a layout modifier. In this way it could be used to  
> show some text when a key is pressed, for example. It includes an  
> event handler to destroy the window after the timeout.

Isn't this pretty much the exact use-case dzen was designed for? Just  
use spawn "dzen" manually, or, if you're into that kind of thing, try  
the module X.U.Dzen[1].



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