xmonad-contrib- Community-maintained extensions for xmonad
Copyright(c) 2010 & 2013 Adam Vogt
2011 Willem Vanlint
LicenseBSD-style (see xmonad/LICENSE)
Safe HaskellSafe-Inferred



Provides layout modifier UseTransientFor: when a float has focus and is WM_TRANSIENT_FOR a tile, run the underlying layout as if that tile had focus.



Apply to your layout in a config like:

main = xmonad (def{
                  layoutHook = trackFloating (useTransientFor
                      (noBorders Full ||| Tall 1 0.3 0.5)),

useTransientFor and trackFloating can be enabled independently. For example when the floating window sets WM_TRANSIENT_FOR, such as libreoffice's file->preferences window, optionA will have the last-focused window magnified while optionB will result magnify the window that opened the preferences window regardless of which tiled window was focused before.

import XMonad.Layout.Magnifier
import XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating

underlyingLayout = magnifier (Tall 1 0.3 0.5)

optionA = trackFloating underlyingLayout
optionB = trackFloating (useTransientFor underlyingLayout)

For other layout modifiers

It also corrects focus issues for full-like layouts inside other layout modifiers:

import XMonad.Layout.IM
import XMonad.Layout.Tabbed
import XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating
import XMonad.Layout.Reflect
gimpLayout = withIM 0.11 (Role "gimp-toolbox") $ reflectHoriz
      $ withIM 0.15 (Role "gimp-dock") (trackFloating simpleTabbed)

Interactions with some layout modifiers (ex. decorations, minimizing) are unknown but likely unpleasant.

trackFloating :: l a -> ModifiedLayout TrackFloating l a Source #

Deprecated: Use X.L.FocusTracking.focusTracking.

Runs another layout with a remembered focus, provided:

  • the subset of windows doesn't include the focus in XState
  • it was previously run with a subset that included the XState focus
  • the remembered focus hasn't since been killed

useTransientFor :: l a -> ModifiedLayout UseTransientFor l a Source #

When focus is on the tiled layer, the underlying layout is run with focus on the window named by the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR property on the floating window.

Exported types

type TrackFloating = FocusTracking Source #

Deprecated: Use X.L.FocusTracking.FocusTracking.

data UseTransientFor a Source #


Instances details
LayoutModifier UseTransientFor Window Source # 
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Defined in XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating

Read (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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Defined in XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating

Show (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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Defined in XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating

Eq (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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Defined in XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating