[xmonad] xmonad Digest, Vol 69, Issue 16

Mario Pastorelli pastorelli.mario at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 12:32:46 CET 2012

Yes, I just tried it right now and I think it is the same use case. I 
didn't know about it. The only difference with my module is that mine 
doesn't need Dzen but the Dzen module is more flexible and powerful. My 
patch is useless.


On 12/27/2012 12:00 PM, xmonad-request at haskell.org wrote:
> 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].
> ~d
> [1]
> http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/xmonad-contrib/0.10/doc/html/XMonad-Util-Dzen.html

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