xmonad-contrib-0.15: Third party extensions for xmonad

Copyright(c) Konstantin Sobolev <konstantin.sobolev@gmail.com>
LicenseBSD-style (see LICENSE)
MaintainerKonstantin Sobolev <konstantin.sobolev@gmail.com>
Safe HaskellNone




Named scratchpads that support several arbitrary applications at the same time.



Allows to have several floating scratchpads running different applications. Bind a key to namedScratchpadSpawnAction. Pressing it will spawn configured application, or bring it to the current workspace if it already exists. Pressing the key with the application on the current workspace will send it to a hidden workspace called NSP.

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.

Create named scratchpads configuration in your xmonad.hs like this:

import XMonad.StackSet as W
import XMonad.ManageHook
import XMonad.Util.NamedScratchpad

scratchpads = [
-- run htop in xterm, find it by title, use default floating window placement
    NS "htop" "xterm -e htop" (title =? "htop") defaultFloating ,

-- run stardict, find it by class name, place it in the floating window
-- 1/6 of screen width from the left, 1/6 of screen height
-- from the top, 2/3 of screen width by 2/3 of screen height
    NS "stardict" "stardict" (className =? "Stardict")
        (customFloating $ W.RationalRect (1/6) (1/6) (2/3) (2/3)) ,

-- run gvim, find by role, don't float
    NS "notes" "gvim --role notes ~/notes.txt" (role =? "notes") nonFloating
] where role = stringProperty "WM_WINDOW_ROLE"

Add keybindings:

 , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_t), namedScratchpadAction scratchpads "htop")
 , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_s), namedScratchpadAction scratchpads "stardict")
 , ((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask, xK_n), namedScratchpadAction scratchpads "notes")

... and a manage hook:

 , manageHook = namedScratchpadManageHook scratchpads

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

data NamedScratchpad Source #

Single named scratchpad configuration




  • name :: String

    Scratchpad name

  • cmd :: String

    Command used to run application

  • query :: Query Bool

    Query to find already running application

  • hook :: ManageHook

    Manage hook called for application window, use it to define the placement. See nonFloating, defaultFloating and customFloating

nonFloating :: ManageHook Source #

Manage hook that makes the window non-floating

defaultFloating :: ManageHook Source #

Manage hook that makes the window floating with the default placement

customFloating :: RationalRect -> ManageHook Source #

Manage hook that makes the window floating with custom placement

type NamedScratchpads = [NamedScratchpad] Source #

Named scratchpads configuration

namedScratchpadAction Source #


:: NamedScratchpads

Named scratchpads configuration

-> String

Scratchpad name

-> X () 

Action to pop up specified named scratchpad

namedScratchpadManageHook Source #


:: NamedScratchpads

Named scratchpads configuration

-> ManageHook 

Manage hook to use with named scratchpads

namedScratchpadFilterOutWorkspace :: [WindowSpace] -> [WindowSpace] Source #

Transforms a workspace list containing the NSP workspace into one that doesn't contain it. Intended for use with logHooks.

namedScratchpadFilterOutWorkspacePP :: PP -> PP Source #

Transforms a pretty-printer into one not displaying the NSP workspace.

A simple use could be:

logHook = dynamicLogWithPP . namedScratchpadFilterOutWorkspace $ def

Here is another example, when using XMonad.Layout.IndependentScreens. If you have handles hLeft and hRight for bars on the left and right screens, respectively, and pp is a pretty-printer function that takes a handle, you could write

logHook = let log screen handle = dynamicLogWithPP . namedScratchpadFilterOutWorkspacePP . marshallPP screen . pp $ handle
          in log 0 hLeft >> log 1 hRight