xmonad-contrib-0.11.1: Third party extensions for xmonad

MaintainerKonstantin Sobolev <konstantin.sobolev@gmail.com>
Safe HaskellNone




A layout that combines multiple layouts and allows to specify where to put new windows.



You can use this module with the following in your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs:

 import XMonad.Layout.ComboP

and add something like

 combineTwoP (TwoPane 0.03 0.5) (tabbed shrinkText defaultTConf) (tabbed shrinkText defaultTConf) (ClassName "Firefox")

to your layouts. This way all windows with class = "Firefox" will always go to the left pane, all others - to the right.

For more detailed instructions on editing the layoutHook see:


combineTwoP is a simple layout combinator based on combineTwo from Combo, with addition of a Property which tells where to put new windows. Windows mathing the property will go into the first part, all others will go into the second part. It supports Move messages as combineTwo does, but it also introduces SwapWindow message which sends focused window to the other part. It is required because Move commands don't work when one of the parts is empty. To use it, import "XMonad.Layout.WindowNavigation", and add the following key bindings (or something similar):

    , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_Right), sendMessage $ Move R)
    , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_Left ), sendMessage $ Move L)
    , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_Up   ), sendMessage $ Move U)
    , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_Down ), sendMessage $ Move D)
    , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_s    ), sendMessage $ SwapWindow)

For detailed instruction on editing the key binding see XMonad.Doc.Extending.

combineTwoP :: (LayoutClass super (), LayoutClass l1 Window, LayoutClass l2 Window) => super () -> l1 Window -> l2 Window -> Property -> CombineTwoP (super ()) l1 l2 WindowSource

data CombineTwoP l l1 l2 a Source


(LayoutClass l (), LayoutClass l1 Window, LayoutClass l2 Window) => LayoutClass (CombineTwoP (l ()) l1 l2) Window 
(Read l, Read a, Read (l1 a), Read (l2 a)) => Read (CombineTwoP l l1 l2 a) 
(Show l, Show a, Show (l1 a), Show (l2 a)) => Show (CombineTwoP l l1 l2 a) 

data SwapWindow Source



Swap window between panes

SwapWindowN Int

Swap window between panes in the N-th nested ComboP. SwapWindowN 0 equals to SwapWindow

data Property Source

Most of the property constructors are quite self-explaining.


Title String 
ClassName String 
Resource String 
Role String


Machine String


And Property Property 
Or Property Property 
Not Property 
Const Bool