xmonad-contrib-0.17.0.9: Community-maintained extensions for xmonad
Copyright(c) 2010 & 2013 Adam Vogt
2011 Willem Vanlint
LicenseBSD-style (see xmonad/LICENSE)
Maintainervogt.adam@gmail.com
Stabilityunstable
Portabilityunportable
Safe HaskellNone
LanguageHaskell2010

XMonad.Layout.TrackFloating

Description

Layout modifier that tracks focus in the tiled layer while the floating layer or another sublayout is in use. This is particularly helpful for tiled layouts where the focus determines what is visible. It can also be used to improve the behaviour of a child layout that has not been given the focused window.

The relevant bugs are Issue 4 and 306: http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=4, http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=306

Synopsis

Usage

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 #

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

data TrackFloating a Source #

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LayoutModifier TrackFloating Window Source # 
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Read (TrackFloating a) Source # 
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Show (TrackFloating a) Source # 
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data UseTransientFor a Source #

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LayoutModifier UseTransientFor Window Source # 
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Eq (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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Read (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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Show (UseTransientFor a) Source # 
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