[xmonad] XMonad and Xfce panel workspace question

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 07:49:27 CEST 2012

On 13 July 2012 14:49, Pablo Olmos de Aguilera C. <pablo at glatelier.org> wrote:
> After some suffering, I managed to configure to use Xfce as a DE with
> xmonad as its WM. As stated in the wiki, the workspace panel plugin
> worked nice with xmonad workspaces, and it does... partially.
> I ran xmonad in two monitors, my main monitor (1920*1080), the laptop
> monitor (1366*768) and I have 7 workspaces. The problem is that Xfce
> thinks both monitors are ONE workspace, so each workspace "slot" is
> divided into two, the left half is the first monitor, and the right
> half the second monitor. The rest of the workspaces left side shows
> the apps opened in their respective WS, and the right side is empty.
> I'm sending a screenshot, maybe it can help to clear things a bit:
> http://imgur.com/Oogzq. In this case, I have three terminals opened in
> the first WS and only one in the sixth. As you can see, the panel
> shows the 6th WS empty (which is not). If I move between the
> workspaces in the main monitor, in the panel looks like only the right
> half is moving.
> I can see that xmonad and xfce understands workspaces differently, but
> it's a bit annoying (and confusing) to have those empty spaces.
> Honestly, I don't mind being able to make xfce "ignore" the second
> monitor and just show the first one. I imagine that something similar
> has to happen with kde or gnome, so I was wondering if there was a way
> to deal with this.

My understanding is that this is a problem inherent with the protocol
used to pass information to the pager (and happens with _any_ generic
pager), in that it is assumed that in a multihead setup the entire
display is one large workspace.

As such, you just have to get used to it, unfortunately.

> Warm regards,
> --
> Pablo Olmos de Aguilera Corradini - @PaBLoX
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Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
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