xmonad-contrib- Community-maintained extensions for xmonad
Copyright(c) Joachim Breitner <mail@joachim-breitner.de>
MaintainerJoachim Breitner <mail@joachim-breitner.de>
Safe HaskellSafe-Inferred



This module provides tools to automatically manage dock type programs, such as gnome-panel, kicker, dzen, and xmobar.



To use this module, add the following import to xmonad.hs:

import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks

Wrap your xmonad config with a call to docks, like so:

main = xmonad $ … . docks . … $ def{…}

Then add avoidStruts or avoidStrutsOn layout modifier to your layout to prevent windows from overlapping these windows.

layoutHook = avoidStruts (tall ||| mirror tall ||| ...)
                  where  tall = Tall 1 (3/100) (1/2)

AvoidStruts also supports toggling the dock gaps; add a keybinding similar to:

,((modm, xK_b     ), sendMessage ToggleStruts)

If you have multiple docks, you can toggle their gaps individually. For example, to toggle only the top gap:

,((modm .|. controlMask, xK_t), sendMessage $ ToggleStrut U)

Similarly, you can use Direction2D, L, and R to individually toggle gaps on the bottom, left, or right.

If you want certain docks to be avoided but others to be covered by default, you can manually specify the sides of the screen on which docks should be avoided, using avoidStrutsOn. For example:

layoutHook = avoidStrutsOn [U,L] (tall ||| mirror tall ||| ...)

For detailed instructions on editing your key bindings, see the tutorial.

docks :: XConfig a -> XConfig a Source #

Add docks functionality to the given config. See above for an example.

manageDocks :: ManageHook Source #

Detects if the given window is of type DOCK and if so, reveals it, but does not manage it.

checkDock :: Query Bool Source #

Checks if a window is a DOCK or DESKTOP window. Ignores xmonad's own windows (usually _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DESKTOP) to avoid unnecessary refreshes.

newtype AvoidStruts a Source #


AvoidStruts (Set Direction2D) 


Instances details
LayoutModifier AvoidStruts a Source # 
Instance details

Defined in XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks

Read (AvoidStruts a) Source # 
Instance details

Defined in XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks

Show (AvoidStruts a) Source # 
Instance details

Defined in XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks

avoidStruts :: LayoutClass l a => l a -> ModifiedLayout AvoidStruts l a Source #

Adjust layout automagically: don't cover up any docks, status bars, etc.

Note that this modifier must be applied before any modifier that changes the screen rectangle, or struts will be applied in the wrong place and may affect the other modifier(s) in odd ways. This is most commonly seen with the spacing modifier and friends.

avoidStrutsOn :: LayoutClass l a => [Direction2D] -> l a -> ModifiedLayout AvoidStruts l a Source #

Adjust layout automagically: don't cover up docks, status bars, etc. on the indicated sides of the screen. Valid sides are U (top), Direction2D (bottom), R (right), or L (left). The warning in avoidStruts applies to this modifier as well.

data ToggleStruts Source #

Message type which can be sent to an AvoidStruts layout modifier to alter its behavior.

data SetStruts Source #

SetStruts is a message constructor used to set or unset specific struts, regardless of whether or not the struts were originally set. Here are some example bindings:

Show all gaps:

  ,((modm .|. shiftMask  ,xK_b),sendMessage $ SetStruts [minBound .. maxBound] [])

Hide all gaps:

  ,((modm .|. controlMask,xK_b),sendMessage $ SetStruts [] [minBound .. maxBound])

Show only upper and left gaps:

  ,((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask,xK_b),sendMessage $ SetStruts [U,L] [minBound .. maxBound])

Hide the bottom keeping whatever the other values were:

  ,((modm .|. controlMask .|. shiftMask,xK_g),sendMessage $ SetStruts [] [D])




For developers of other modules (XMonad.Actions.FloatSnap)

calcGap :: Set Direction2D -> X (Rectangle -> Rectangle) Source #

Goes through the list of windows and find the gap so that all STRUT settings are satisfied.

Standalone hooks (deprecated)

docksEventHook :: Event -> X All Source #

Deprecated: Use docks instead.

Whenever a new dock appears, refresh the layout immediately to avoid the new dock.

docksStartupHook :: X () Source #

Deprecated: Use docks instead.