[xmonad] Ncurses and drop-down menus
matthewhague at zoho.com
Wed Mar 20 12:46:05 CET 2013
> Really strange! You should post your config somewhere (say,
> hpaste.org). Are you using an urgency hook?
Aha! -- i tracked it down (always the way once you've decided to post).
The problem is in a loghook i set (i'd tried simply removing the entire
loghook and the problem continued, but removing the offending function fixes
it, it turns out).
My config is available here
in particular i have a loghook:
myLogHook = floatsAvoidStruts <+> raiseFocused <+> hideFloats
raiseFocused :: X ()
raiseFocused = do
disp <- asks display
mw <- gets (W.peek . windowset)
whenJust mw (io . (raiseWindow disp))
which is to raise the focussed window above the others, because i have a
free-form messy workspace which sometimes has a few tiled windows combined
with a few floating ones. So if a tiled window is focussed, all the floats
get lowered (so i can see the tiled layer), and if a float is focussed, it's
raised above everything else (so i can see it). I know this isn't really in
the spirit of xmonad, but hey...
I guess ncmpcpp triggers the loghook when the play status updates, so then
raiseFocused raises the main GUI app window (with focus) above the drop-down
menu window (which i guess doesn't have focus).
Sorry for the noise, i'll work on writing a better raiseFocused :)
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