[xmonad] Window gets pulled into another workspace

adam vogt vogt.adam at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 19:27:08 CET 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 5:44 AM, Raghavendra D Prabhu
<raghu.prabhu13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> When I open a window on a workspace (A) and that is delayed (firefox
> download window is a good example since it waits for server response), and I
> move to another workspace (B) in the interim, the window of the latter gets
> pulled into the first workspace (A). Is this behavior defined and/or a bug?
> How to avoid this?

Hello Raghavendra,

The usual issue would be that the "firefox download window" ends up on
workspace B. For that complaint, workarounds include using
XMonad.Actions.SpawnOn if the program is started from xmonad, or
defining manageHooks that shift windows to the right workspace.

But what you described sounds like a bug. If we can see your xmonad.hs
(attach to an email, hpaste.org, etc.), it will be easier for us to
figure out why this is happening.


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