[xmonad] doFullFloat keybinding?

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Tue Jul 10 20:38:03 CEST 2012

Quoting Matthew Hague <matthewhague at zoho.com>:

>> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:23:23 +0200
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>> Subject: [xmonad] doFullFloat keybinding?
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>> When evince is FullFloating I got problems when opening more than one
>> instance of it, like a second paper. It just lets the first one disappear
>> under the freshly opened one.
> The solutions discussed already are probably the way to go for a clean
> approach, but just a remark on this point, as it's a general problem with
> floating windows in xmonad.
> There's a (undocumented, i think) function raiseWindow that you can  
> use to put
> a window in front of all others.  I guess this isn't called by default since
> tiled windows don't need to be raised in front of each other (whereas floats
> do).
> So you can add this to your config to get around it, but maybe it's a hack:
>     raiseFocused :: X ()
>     raiseFocused = do
>         disp <- asks display
>         mw <- gets (W.peek . windowset)
>         maybe (return ()) (io . (raiseWindow disp)) mw
>     myLogHook = ... <+> raiseFocused <+> ...

The way to raise the focused floating window without going behind  
xmonad's back is to use shiftMaster. mod+click does this by default.
...prolly don't want to stick that in your log hook, though.


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