[xmonad] xmonad on OSX Mountain Lion

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 00:00:27 CET 2013

On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Mark Pardijs <mrpardijs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I spend an evening trying to get xmonad under OSX Mountain Lion to work,
> but with little success... I followed this guides (
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_on_Apple_OSX#Modern_installation_instructions,
> http://sourcematters.org/2012/06/27/xmonad-on-os-x-lion.html,
> https://gist.github.com/3923233). I end up with having X11 configured as
> not run in Full screen mode, other wise nothing happens and I just see my
> normal OSX desktop. When I then start XQuartz app, I can start various
> xterms, or xlogo, or xman by pressing Mod-return, and switch to the default
> xmonad layouts, but don't get the idea how to manage opening other
> applications such as my browser or, for example, the Notes app.
> Can you explain how this should work and how to accomplish this?

OS X is not based on X11; native applications are not managed by xmonad
(and can't be), and if you want the default bindings for launchers then you
would need to install dmenu and/or gmrun from somewhere.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at gmail.com                                  ballbery at sinenomine.net
unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad        http://sinenomine.net
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