[xmonad] Avoiding multiple status bar processes after XMonad restart

Ben Boeckel mathstuf at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 22:50:01 CET 2012

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 21:23:17 GMT, Jacek Generowicz wrote:
> Would you have any advice on avoiding multiple xmobar or dzen
> processes running as a consequence of XMonad restarts?
> Is there really nothing built in to XMonad that deals with this, or
> have I simply failed to find it?

There's a tool that xmobar ships with called xmonadpropwrite that writes
to the root X properties that xmobar can read. This allows you to run
xmobar once on startup and then XMonad is hooked to xmonadpropwrite

-- Ben

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