Very handy hotkey-launched floating terminal window.
Bind a key to
Pressing it will spawn the terminal, or bring it to the current
workspace if it already exists.
Pressing the key with the terminal on the current workspace will
send it to a hidden workspace called
If you already have a workspace called
NSP, it will use that.
NSP will also appear in xmobar and dzen status bars. You can tweak your
dynamicLog settings to filter it out if you like.
A tool like detach (http://detach.sourceforge.net) turns it into a launchpad for X apps.
By default, your xmonad terminal is used. The default ManageHook uses a centered, half-screen-wide, quarter-screen-tall window. The key, position and size are configurable.
The terminal application must support the
Known supported terminals: rxvt, rxvt-unicode, xterm.
Most others are likely to follow the lead set by xterm.
Bind the following to a key in your xmonad.hs keybindings:
conf is the configuration.
And add one of the
scratchpadManageHook*s to your ManageHook list.
The default rectangle is half the screen wide and a quarter of the
screen tall, centered.
Action to pop up the terminal, for the user to bind to a custom key.
Action to pop up the terminal, with a directly specified terminal.
Action to pop up any program with the user specifying how to set its resource to "scratchpad". For example, with gnome-terminal:
scratchpadSpawnActionCustom "gnome-terminal --disable-factory --name scratchpad"
The ManageHook, with the default rectangle: Half the screen wide, a quarter of the screen tall, centered.
The ManageHook, with a user-specified StackSet.RationalRect, e.g., for a terminal 4/10 of the screen width from the left, half the screen height from the top, and 6/10 of the screen width by 3/10 the screen height, use:
scratchpadManageHook (W.RationalRect 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.3)