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Maintainergwern <gwern0@gmail.com>
A module for sending key presses to windows. This modules provides generalized and specialized functions for this task.
pasteSelection :: X ()
pasteString :: String -> X ()
pasteChar :: KeyMask -> Char -> X ()
sendKey :: KeyMask -> KeySym -> X ()
sendKeyWindow :: KeyMask -> KeySym -> Window -> X ()
noModMask :: KeyMask

Import this module into your xmonad.hs as usual:

 import XMonad.Util.Paste

And use the functions. They all return X (), and so are appropriate for use as keybindings. Example:

          , ((m,              xK_d), pasteString "foo bar") ]

Don't expect too much of the functions; they probably don't work on complex texts.

pasteSelection :: X ()Source
Paste the current X mouse selection. Note that this uses getSelection from XMonad.Util.XSelection and so is heir to its flaws.
pasteString :: String -> X ()Source
Send a string to the window which is currently focused. This function correctly handles capitalization.
pasteChar :: KeyMask -> Char -> X ()Source

Send a character to the current window. This is more low-level. Remember that you must handle the case of capitalization appropriately. That is, from the window's perspective:

 pasteChar mod2Mask 'F' ~> "f"

You would want to do something like:

 pasteChar shiftMask 'F'

Note that this function makes use of stringToKeysym, and so will probably have trouble with any Char outside ASCII.

sendKey :: KeyMask -> KeySym -> X ()Source
sendKeyWindow :: KeyMask -> KeySym -> Window -> X ()Source
The primitive. Allows you to send any combination of KeyMask and KeySym to any Window you specify.
noModMask :: KeyMaskSource

A null KeyMask. Used when you don't want a character or string shifted, control'd, or what.

TODO: This really should be a function in the X11 binding. When noModMask shows up there, remove.

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