xmonad-contrib-0.11: Third party extensions for xmonad

Portabilityunportable
Stabilityunstable
MaintainerMarco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@riseup.net>
Safe HaskellSafe-Infered

XMonad.Actions.Plane

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Description

This module has functions to navigate through workspaces in a bidimensional manner. It allows the organization of workspaces in lines, and provides functions to move and shift windows in all four directions (left, up, right and down) possible in a surface.

This functionality was inspired by GNOME (finite) and KDE (infinite) keybindings for workspace navigation, and by XMonad.Actions.CycleWS for the idea of applying this approach to XMonad.

Synopsis

Usage

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

 import XMonad.Actions.Plane

 main = xmonad defaultConfig {keys = myKeys}

 myKeys conf = union (keys defaultConfig conf) $ myNewKeys conf

 myNewkeys (XConfig {modMask = modm}) = planeKeys modm (Lines 3) Finite

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

Data types

data Direction Source

Direction to go in the plane.

Constructors

ToLeft 
ToUp 
ToRight 
ToDown 

Instances

data Limits Source

Defines the behaviour when you're trying to move out of the limits.

Constructors

Finite

Ignore the function call, and keep in the same workspace.

Circular

Get on the other side, like in the Snake game.

Linear

The plan comes as a row, so it goes to the next or prev if the workspaces were numbered.

Instances

data Lines Source

The number of lines in which the workspaces will be arranged. It's possible to use a number of lines that is not a divisor of the number of workspaces, but the results are better when using a divisor. If it's not a divisor, the last line will have the remaining workspaces.

Constructors

GConf

Use gconftool-2 to find out the number of lines.

Lines Int

Specify the number of lines explicitly.

Key bindings

planeKeys :: KeyMask -> Lines -> Limits -> Map (KeyMask, KeySym) (X ())Source

This is the way most people would like to use this module. It attaches the KeyMask passed as a parameter with xK_Left, xK_Up, xK_Right and xK_Down, associating it with planeMove to the corresponding Direction. It also associates these bindings with shiftMask to planeShift.

Navigating through workspaces

planeShift :: Lines -> Limits -> Direction -> X ()Source

Shift a window to the next workspace in Direction. Note that this will also move to the next workspace. It's a good idea to use the same Lines and Limits for all the bindings.

planeMove :: Lines -> Limits -> Direction -> X ()Source

Move to the next workspace in Direction.