[xmonad] gap between window and statusbar (xmobar)

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 17:52:00 CET 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:43, 1126 <mailinglists at elfsechsundzwanzig.de>wrote:

> On Fri, 16. Mar 09:02, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> You're spawning the bottom one with spawnPipe, which is wasteful and not
> > entirely effective (if your intent was to have the bottom bar go away
> when
> > xmonad is restarted like the top one does, it won't work; the bar has to
> > actually use a StdinReader or it won't notice).
> Yeah, that's right. So what's the more appropiate way to run two
> xmobar-instances?

Typically standalone ones are run independently of xmonad since there's no
reason to respawn them on cmd-q (unlike the ones being fed from DynamicLog,
like your top xmobar, which *must* be respawned every time xmonad is

> Doesn't appear to be an xmonad problem; you didn't provide your .xmobarrc
> > files, so can't tell from there.  It might also be a bug in xmobar,
- http://hpaste.org/65409

Still doesn't appear to be anything wrong.  Are you sure you're not seeing
the space (typically 1-2px) left for descenders in the font?  Perhaps a
screenshot would help.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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