[xmonad] Visual hints for XMonad actions

Mario Pastorelli pastorelli.mario at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 14:50:07 CET 2012

I'm trying to figure out why ShowWName doesn't use the dzen module to 
show the workspace name, what is the rule to use dzen instead of 
createNewWindow (for example) and why?

On 12/27/2012 12:00 PM, xmonad-request at haskell.org wrote:
> Message: 2 Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:50:44 -0500 From: 
> wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu Subject: Re: [xmonad] Visual hints for XMonad 
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> 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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