[xmonad] Issue 531 in xmonad: Multiple workspaces with the same name confuses XMonad

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Wed Feb 6 15:26:31 CET 2013

Comment #1 on issue 531 by allber... at gmail.com: Multiple workspaces with  
the same name confuses XMonad

Why would you expect that?  The tag ("name") is the only externally visible  
handle xmonad has on a workspace.  It's conceivable that other window  
managers use internal names for workspaces and let you map many of those to  
the same display name, but xmonad uses the tag as the workspace's real name  
and expects the tag to be unique.  (In fact I am a little surprised xmonad  
doesn't check and complain when tags aren't unique.)

There are ways to get display names that differ from the internal tag, but  
you'll have to do extra work to get them.  (You can for example modify or  
replace the names that DynamicLog sends to an external panel, which is  
often used to add clickable icons in dzen.)

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