xmonad-contrib-bluetilebranch- Third party extensions for xmonad

MaintainerJoachim Breitner <mail@joachim-breitner.de>




Provides bindings to cycle forward or backward through the list of workspaces, to move windows between workspaces, and to cycle between screens. More general combinators provide ways to cycle through workspaces in various orders, to only cycle through some subset of workspaces, and to cycle by more than one workspace at a time.

Note that this module now subsumes the functionality of the former XMonad.Actions.RotView. Former users of rotView can simply replace rotView True with moveTo Next NonEmptyWS, and so on.

If you want to exactly replicate the action of rotView (cycling through workspace in order lexicographically by tag, instead of in the order specified in the config), it can be implemented as:

 rotView b  = do t <- findWorkspace getSortByTag (bToDir b) NonEmptyWS 1
                 windows . greedyView $ t
   where bToDir True  = Next
         bToDir False = Prev



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

 import XMonad.Actions.CycleWS

 -- a basic CycleWS setup

   , ((modm,               xK_Down),  nextWS)
   , ((modm,               xK_Up),    prevWS)
   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Down),  shiftToNext)
   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Up),    shiftToPrev)
   , ((modm,               xK_Right), nextScreen)
   , ((modm,               xK_Left),  prevScreen)
   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Right), shiftNextScreen)
   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Left),  shiftPrevScreen)
   , ((modm,               xK_z),     toggleWS)

If you want to follow the moved window, you can use both actions:

   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Down), shiftToNext >> nextWS)
   , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_Up),   shiftToPrev >> prevWS)

You can also get fancier with moveTo, shiftTo, and findWorkspace. For example:

   , ((modm     , xK_f), moveTo Next EmptyWS)  -- find a free workspace
   , ((modm .|. controlMask, xK_Right),        -- a crazy keybinding!
         do t <- findWorkspace getSortByXineramaRule Next NonEmptyWS 2
            windows . view $ t                                         )

For detailed instructions on editing your key bindings, see XMonad.Doc.Extending.

Moving between workspaces

The following commands for moving the view and windows between workspaces are somewhat inflexible, but are very simple and probably Do The Right Thing for most users.

All of the commands in this section cycle through workspaces in the order in which they are given in your config.

nextWS :: X ()Source

Switch to the next workspace.

prevWS :: X ()Source

Switch to the previous workspace.

shiftToNext :: X ()Source

Move the focused window to the next workspace.

shiftToPrev :: X ()Source

Move the focused window to the previous workspace.

Toggling the previous workspace


toggleWS :: X ()Source

Toggle to the workspace displayed previously.

toggleOrView :: WorkspaceId -> X ()Source

greedyView a workspace, or if already there, view the previously displayed workspace ala weechat. Change greedyView to toggleOrView in your workspace bindings as in the view faq at http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions. For more flexibility see toggleOrDoSkip.

Moving between screens (xinerama)

nextScreen :: X ()Source

View next screen

prevScreen :: X ()Source

View prev screen

shiftNextScreen :: X ()Source

Move focused window to workspace on next screen

shiftPrevScreen :: X ()Source

Move focused window to workspace on prev screen

swapNextScreen :: X ()Source

Swap current screen with next screen

swapPrevScreen :: X ()Source

Swap current screen with previous screen

Moving between workspaces, take two!

A few more general commands are also provided, which allow cycling through subsets of workspaces.

For example,

   moveTo Next EmptyWS

will move to the first available workspace with no windows, and

   shiftTo Prev (WSIs $ return (('p' `elem`) . tag))

will move the focused window backwards to the first workspace containing the letter p in its name. =)

data Direction1D Source

One-dimensional directions:



data WSType Source

What type of workspaces should be included in the cycle?



cycle through empty workspaces


cycle through non-empty workspaces


cycle through non-visible workspaces


cycle through non-empty non-visible workspaces


cycle through all workspaces

WSTagGroup Char

cycle through workspaces in the same group, the group name is all characters up to the first separator character or the end of the tag

WSIs (X (WindowSpace -> Bool))

cycle through workspaces satisfying an arbitrary predicate

shiftTo :: Direction1D -> WSType -> X ()Source

Move the currently focused window to the next workspace in the given direction that satisfies the given condition.

moveTo :: Direction1D -> WSType -> X ()Source

View the next workspace in the given direction that satisfies the given condition.

doTo :: Direction1D -> WSType -> X WorkspaceSort -> (WorkspaceId -> X ()) -> X ()Source

Using the given sort, find the next workspace in the given direction of the given type, and perform the given action on it.

The mother-combinator

findWorkspace :: X WorkspaceSort -> Direction1D -> WSType -> Int -> X WorkspaceIdSource

Given a function s to sort workspaces, a direction dir, a predicate p on workspaces, and an integer n, find the tag of the workspace which is n away from the current workspace in direction dir (wrapping around if necessary), among those workspaces, sorted by s, which satisfy p.

For some useful workspace sorting functions, see XMonad.Util.WorkspaceCompare.

For ideas of what to do with a workspace tag once obtained, note that moveTo and shiftTo are implemented by applying (>>= (windows . greedyView)) and (>>= (windows . shift)), respectively, to the output of findWorkspace.

toggleOrDoSkip :: [WorkspaceId] -> (WorkspaceId -> WindowSet -> WindowSet) -> WorkspaceId -> X ()Source

Allows ignoring listed workspace tags (such as scratchpad's "NSP") while finding the previously displayed workspace, or choice of different actions, like view, shift, etc. For example:

 import qualified XMonad.StackSet as W
 import XMonad.Actions.CycleWS

 -- toggleOrView for people who prefer view to greedyView
 toggleOrView' = toggleOrDoSkip [] W.view

 -- toggleOrView ignoring scratchpad and named scratchpad workspace
 toggleOrViewNoSP = toggleOrDoSkip ["NSP"] W.greedyView

skipTags :: Eq i => [Workspace i l a] -> [i] -> [Workspace i l a]Source

List difference (\\) for workspaces and tags. Removes workspaces matching listed tags from the given workspace list.