[xmonad] Looking to deploy xmonad to ~20 employees

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Mon Jan 14 22:28:47 CET 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 02:52:54PM +0100, Thomas Løcke wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've been running xmonad for a while now, and I'm very happy with it, so
> happy in fact that I'm contemplating moving most of my employees from
> Windows XP to Linux with xmonad. Most of them are only using a specific set
> of applications, so we don't really need the extra hassle of having a WM/DE
> with all sorts of bells and whistles.
> I do though have a couple of issues:
> 1. We need to be able to run a legacy Windows application. I plan on
> solving this with VirtualBox, and I would like for my employees to have
> this application available fullscreen at workspace 1, but when I fullscreen
>  the virtual XP on this workspace, the bottom part of Windows "fall out"
> below the monitor. This is because I have xmobar running. If I disable
> xmobar the problem goes away. But I only want to disable xmobar for this
> one workspace. Is there a way to disable struts on a single workspace,
> preferably in xmonad.hs?
> 2. I want to start a few programs on xmonad startup. What is considered
> best practice, .xinitrc or .xmonad.hs?
> 3. How can I change the shift+mod+[c|q] shortcuts to something insanely
> impossible? I don't want people killing stuff by mistake.

You can change default keybindings by removing them and then adding
new ones.  Using


makes it fairly simple.


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