[xmonad] Float dialogs over their parent windows?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 17:37:27 CET 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Jeff Johnson <jefdaj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a way to make floating dialogs appear centered over their
> "parent" window? Or failing that, just above the currently focused
> one? It's kind of jarring when you open a dialog and it shows up
> somewhere else on screen, or even in another workspace.

There are extensions which try to do this (see for example "transients" in
XMonad.ManageHelpers), but xmonad's lack of proper float support means it's
fragile at best.  :(

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